A seamless Long Island Rail Road trip to Manhattan's East Side is now a reality: Grand Central Madison is now open, bringing LIRR to Grand Central for the first time. Service to the station will begin with Grand Central Direct shuttle service between Jamaica and Grand Central Madison.
This limited shuttle service is in addition to the LIRR schedule as we prepare for the full service launch. New LIRR schedules will be available in the coming weeks.
The new LIRR service to Manhattan’s east side is the most transformative change to Long Island Rail Road service in over a century. In addition to opening a monumental new station below the historic Grand Central Terminal, there will be new schedules on every branch of the LIRR. There will be more trains running during peak hours and better reverse commuting options to Long Island. Two new tunnels between Manhattan and Queens will increase train capacity to and from New York City by 50% and improve reliability.