Engineering Services for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority East Side Access Project

Manhattan, Queens & Long Island, New York

BANC3 provided the Metropolitan Transportation Authority with staff augmentation services for the new East Side Access project. The line will connect the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) main line and the Port Washington line in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. As part of the project, new tunnels will be constructed from the LIRR Mainline tracks in Queens, under Amtrak's Sunnyside Yard and LIRR's Existing Rail Yard, which will connect to the existing 63rd Street Tunnel just beyond Northern Boulevard in Manhattan. New tunnels will be bored from the existing bellmouth structure at Second Avenue and 63rd Street, west and then south, under Park Avenue and Metro-North Railroad's four-track right-of-way. At the Grand Central Terminal (GCT), a new passenger concourse will be constructed in the space currently occupied by Metro-North's Madison Avenue Yard. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the project has a budget of $6.3 billion dollars.