East Side Access

3rd Queens Tunnel Done For East Side Access

In Long Island Rail Road East Side Access Project news, the MTA just announced it has completed the 3rd Queens tunnel ahead of schedule. More via press release: Last night, crews working on the MTA’s East Side Access project brought a 642-ton tunnel boring machine to a halt underneath Sunnyside Yard in Queens seven weeks […]

$210 Million Grant Approved For LIRR East Side Access Project

Earlier today New York Senators Charles Schumer & Hillary Clinton announced the official approval of funding for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) East Side Access project. The funding will come in the form of a $210 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Steve Ritea of Newsday filed this brief report: Sens. […]

LIRR Third Rail Project Battle

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has many projects that are important to its operations. While many would say the East Side Access project is the most important, I will respectfully disagree. I feel the most important project for the Long Island Rail Road is the creation of a third track on the main line. […]

MTA To Offer Media Tour Of East Side Access Tunnel

13 days ago the MTA issued a press release to announce that the first tunnel boring machine reached Grand Central Terminal as part of the Long Island Rail Road’s East Side Access project. Now they are inviting photographers & reporters to tour the recently dug tunnel. Here is all the information courtesy of MTA Headquarters: […]

Tunnel Boring Machine Reaches Grand Central Terminal

The MTA has issued a press release to highlight the first East Side Access tunnel boring machine reached Grand Central Terminal. Here is the press release: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that after just eight months, the first of two 200-ton tunnel boring machines had completed its mile-long plus journey from the bedrock […]