The long-awaited opening of Midtown’s new ‘Grand Central Madison’ has finally arrived, and it’s making travel for straphangers easier in more ways than one.
In addition to connecting Long Island riders to Grand Central, the terminal will also make it easier for riders to get from NYC to JFK Airport.
The ability for travelers to hop on the JFK AirTrain is still an option, however, with the opening of the new LIRR terminal, after arriving in Jamaica, Queens via the AirTrain travelers can now hop on a train heading to NYC’s Grand Central Terminal. This provides travelers with the option of a second NYC destination, as opposed to originally only having the option to take a train to NYC’s Penn Station.
Trains will run in the new station every half hour between 6:15 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekends. During peak periods trains will run less frequently, once per hour, according to Travel & Leisure.
“Grand Central Madison is a game changer for New Yorkers, and I look forward to welcoming Long Island commuters to our tremendous new terminal,” stated Governor Hochul. “Infrastructure is all about connections, and this project is an extraordinary step forward to better connect millions of New Yorkers with their homes, their families and their jobs.”
While in Grand Central Madison be sure to check out the gorgeous artwork commissioned by artist Yayoi Kusama.