East Side Access update - Winter 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
East Side Access is the largest public transportation infrastructure project currently underway in the United States. The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than eight miles of tunneling.
When completed, East Side Access will serve approximately 162,000 customers a day, providing a faster and easier commute from Long Island and Queens to the east side of Manhattan in a new 8-track terminal and concourse below Grand Central Terminal.
Most of the work in Manhattan is being done underground to construct the tracks, terminal and concourse. The terminal will be 140 feet below ground. There are surface-level operations at Grand Central Terminal, two ventilation facilities at street level, and a new entrance at 48th Street. Concrete deliveries will continue to be made at 37th Street and Park Avenue and at other sites.