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East Side Access
MTA Long Island Rail Road
Grand Central Connection

Notable Quotes


One of four new LIRR off-street GCT entrances between 44th and 48th streets.

The ESA project has generated excitement from New York’s political and transportation leaders. Here’s what some of them are saying:

"The East Side Access project is crucial to the continued vitality of the entire New York metropolitan region. Penn Station alone cannot meet the growing demand for hundreds of thousands of railroad commuters who need access to the East Side of Manhattan. The East Side Access project will increase the LIRR’s capacity to Manhattan by 45 percent."
George E. Pataki, Governor
New York State

"With the award of the contract for building Highbridge Yard, we have put the shovel in the ground and have actually begun construction of the much needed East Side Access project. In the near future, contracts will be awarded that will be the initial phases of the Manhattan and Queens tunneling work so the LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal can begin in 2012."
Peter S. Kalikow, Chairman
Metropolitan Transportation Authority



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