East side access
MTA renames East Side Access project 'Grand Central Madison,' as completion date nears
The new terminal, which sits more than 100 feet underground, has escalators and elevators that will bring riders to exits that run from 38th to 50th Street along Madison Avenue.
May 31, 6:04 PM
MTA Shakeup: Pat Foye Departs, Sarah Feinberg & Janno Lieber Tapped To Co-Lead Agency
Feinberg will become chair of the MTA; Janno Lieber will become chief executive; and current chair/chief executive Patrick Foye will be appointed interim president and CEO at Empire State Development.
Jun 8, 2021 10:59 AM
Photos: Major Construction Completed At East Side Access, Still On Schedule For 2022
The huge project underneath Grand Central Terminal would provide an East Side connection to Long Island Rail Road.
May 28, 2021 3:14 PM
Cuomo Is Siccing His L Train Experts On The $11 Billion East Side Access Project
When it's finished, East Side Access will serve 162,000 passenger trips a day, and shave 30 to 40 minutes off of a daily commute from Long Island into Manhattan.
Updated: Apr 5, 2019 8:08 PM
At Last, Sidewalk Grates That Are "Friendly" To High Heels
These are the grates of the future, being used on the MTA's new projects.
Updated: Dec 7, 2015 4:50 PM
Photos: Inside The MTA's "Mega" East Side Access Project, Opening In 2022ish
It's the biggest transportation project in the United States right now.
Updated: Nov 4, 2015 4:14 PM
Photos: MTA Opens Adorable "Pocket Park" On East 50th Street
There's also a waterfall that changes color!
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 2:47 PM
Photos: MTA Drapes Cavernous East Side Access Tunnels In Yellow
As Gwyneth Paltrow's husband once predicted, everything is all yellow in the tunnels under Manhattan's East Side.
Updated: Feb 20, 2014 8:44 AM
East Side Access Pushed Back to 2021, Will Now Cost $10 Billion
One day, our grandchildren will be able to take the LIRR to Grand Central.
Updated: Jan 24, 2014 11:06 AM
LIRR Extension To Grand Central Delayed, Over Budget...Again
The East Side Access Project, subject of so many boastful photo galleries documenting its illustrious, on-time, on-budget progress, has disappointed us again.
Updated: Jan 13, 2014 4:35 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Gorgeous Photos Bring You 18 Stories Below Grand Central
The New York Transit Museum has opened an exhibit documenting the East Side Access project, here's a preview.
Updated: Jul 23, 2013 2:49 PM
Awesome MTA Blast Video From East Side Access Project
"Since March 7, 2007, nearly 1,000 employees working 24 hours a day, five days a week, have completed more than 2,400 controlled blasts."
Updated: Apr 9, 2013 2:29 PM
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