Skanska hired to fit more commuters into Grand Central-42nd Street Station

Grand Central-42nd Street Station was ranked New York’s third busiest in 2021. It’s seen here in June 2020 after reopening amid the covid pandemic (Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit/CC BY 2.0)
Skanska has been commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to improve circulation at New York City’s Grand Central-42nd Street Station.

It sits next to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and was ranked as MTA’s third busiest subway station in 2021.

Skanska said the $74.2m project involves building a newly-bored tunnel passageway; building new stairways and widening existing ones; upgrading the fire alarm system; and repairing core tunnels.

The aim is to ease congestion now and make room for higher subway ridership in the future.

Keith Chouinard, Skanska’s senior vice president and general manager for northeast civil operations, said the work would “improve the commuting experience” for thousands of MTA passengers.

Work began in December and is expected to finish in the fourth quarter of 2024.

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