LIRR East Side Access
Arora provided fire protection engineering service for the East Side Access (ESA) project, which will connect the LIRR’s Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal.
The ESA concourse project spans 10 city blocks, from 40th St. to 50th St. and the remainder of the project consists of tunnels, caverns, rail yards and ventilation buildings. Once complete, it is expected to reduce commute times for thousands of riders from Long Island and Queens to the east side of Manhattan.
Arora’s role included the fire protection design at Grand Central Terminal, its tunnels and at other highly sensitive areas.