PACO Group is currently a subconsultant on the Program Management Team, providing key program management services that include real estate acquisition and right of way, configuration management, cost control, schedule engineering, document control, value engineering, administrative and graphics support, partnering, communication services, contract administration, field engineering, planning engineering, and construction management services.
The project will connect the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Grand Central Terminal on Manhattan’s East Side, building a new LIRR Terminal in the rock beneath the existing Grand Central Terminal. LIRR tracks currently end at Pennsylvania Station on the West Side. The project will utilize the existing 63rd Street tunnel, running under the East River between Manhattan and Queens. The construction includes seven miles of tunnels, over 3.5 route miles, a new Sunnyside, Queens Station, a rail yard at Sunnyside Yard, 50,000 feet of new track, and five new entrances at Grand Central Station Terminal.
The LIRR moves an average of 270,000 passengers each weekday and has been an essential regional landmark carrier since it began service in 1834. Through the MTA/LIRR East Side Access Project, LIRR is realizing its 30-year-old goal to provide 160,000 passengers service to Grand Central Terminal.