Monday, February 6, 2023

Grand Central Madison Won’t Open in 2022: That’s the Expected Date for LIRR’s New Stop in NYC

NEW YORK – Looking to catch the Long Island Rail Road at New York City’s newest commuter rail station for the holiday season? Well, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

Despite a longtime promise to open in December, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Grand Central Madison would not debut on time. That’s because testing of the safety system hasn’t yet been completed, according to Jamie Torres-Springer, MTA president of construction and development.

“As outlined at last week’s MTA Board meeting, the opening of Grand Central Madison and Long Island Rail Road GCM service is contingent on the completion of system testing consistent with our commitment to safety. The 700,000-square-foot terminal will have a special The area requires additional work that will take more than a few days, Torres-Springer said in a statement. Given the logistics of completing the test and launch service, we have informed MTA President Jano Lieber that the terminal will be closed this week. Will not open.

So when will the expensive new expansion open? Torres-Springer said the transit authority is aiming for a January opening.

That means those waiting (and waiting…) for the new station on the east side of Midtown Manhattan will have a slightly longer wait.

The Federal Railroad Administration announced in November that it had approved a project that would connect the Long Island Rail Road to a new station near Grand Central Terminal, which would provide LIRR service directly to a new concourse beneath the established transit hub.

The MTA said the $11 billion project would increase service on the LIRR by 41 percent, adding about 274 trains each weekday. The morning peak may go from 113 trains to 158 and the afternoon peak may go from 98 trains to 158. The new schedule of trains is expected to be released soon.

In April, our sister series NBC New York A special lookout has been seen inside the project’s terminal that will allow LIRR riders to take short trips. Located hundreds of feet below Grand Central, the new terminal aims to bring 60 percent more traffic from Long Island to Manhattan during peak hours, with the added benefit of reducing congestion at Penn Station during peak hours.

“The physical infrastructure is almost complete,” said Janno Lieber, president of the MTA. news 4 At that point, saying that the end is in sight.

Crews had already polished the pillars, tested the fire alarms and operated the control room in one of the largest infrastructure projects in history. Pays big expenses according to Libor.

“That lost time is worth many, many millions,” he said at the time.

According to the MTA, the construction is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects completed in the United States in recent years. It is the largest new train terminal built in the United States since 1950 and the LIRR’s first expansion in more than 100 years.

The project includes work at several locations in Manhattan and Queens, and includes more than eight miles of tunnels. It would bring all 11 branches of the LIRR through a new East River Tunnel with a final destination under the current Grand Central. This new route will save valuable time for commuters going to the East Side.

“This is the first time in 30 years that we’ve paid attention to the schedule [del LIRR]said LIRR President Cathy Rinaldi.

The project is one component of a wider expansion of the LIRR system that helps reduce commuter congestion, rail congestion and automobile traffic and provides connections such as regional transportation. Metro North Railroad and the underground New York City Transit. East Side Access will also reduce train and passenger congestion at New York Penn Station and neighboring subway stations.

According to Cuomo, the project would allow the number of LIRR trains in Manhattan to double to 24 trains per hour, while cutting travel times by 40 minutes. He said that the passengers would now have two stations for entry.

The new project will also allow people to get from Grand Central to JFK in 40 minutes.

The Manhattan Concourse includes a 350,000-square-foot LIRR passenger concourse just below street level in the Grand Central area that will provide new entrances madison avenue, 25 retail stores, Wi-Fi and cell service, new art installations, and digital signage with real-time train information. entry expected at 347 madison avenue in which being made 45th Street As part of the reconstruction of the old MTA headquarters, it serves 10,000 people per day.

when finished, East Side Access, According to the MTA, which has been operating for years and is scheduled to serve approximately 162,000 customers a day.

“When I came to the MTA in 2018, one of my first actions was to conduct a thorough review of east side accesssaid Janno Lieber, president of the first MTA construction and development. “We doubled down on this project, expressing confidence in its fundamentals but reviewing the way we were doing it. In the past, when challenges arose, feedback pushed back the project’s completion date. We ended it and committed that the project will be completed in 2022 as promised”.

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