East Side Access - 4/11/2014 Update

On February 19, 2014, the final blast the the 55 St Ventilation Facility in Manhattan marked the end of significant blasting operations for East Side Access.

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road's Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The new connection will increase the LIRR's capacity into Manhattan, and dramatically shorten travel time for Long Island and eastern Queens commuters traveling to the east side of Manhattan.