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See photos of the first LIRR train into Grand Central

A Long Island Rail Road train carrying Gov. Kathy Hochul and other dignitaries traveled from Jamaica Station to Grand Central Terminal for the first time in an early preview of the MTA’s long-delayed $11.2 billion East Side Access megaproject.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul talks to LIRR
Credit: James Carbone

Gov. Kathy Hochul talks to LIRR officials while traveling fom the Jamaica LIRR station to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on the first ceremonial train through the new site on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, center, talks with Janno Lieber,
Credit: James Carbone

Gov. Kathy Hochul talks to Janno Lieber, acting MTA chairman and CEO, aboard a LIRR train from the Jamaica station to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to take the first ceremonial train through the new site on Sunday, Oct. 31.

The future LIRR platform at Grand Central Terminal
Credit: James Carbone

The future LIRR platform at Grand Central Terminal on Sunday, Oct. 31.

A look at new site of Grand Central
Credit: James Carbone

A look at Grand Central Terminal on Sunday, Oct. 31.

The LIRR platform at Grand Central Terminal on
Credit: James Carbone

The LIRR platform at Grand Central Terminal on Sunday, Oct. 31.

A look at new site of Grand Central
Credit: James Carbone

A look at the LIRR platform at Grand Central Terminal on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, left, talks with LIRR President
Credit: James Carbone

Gov. Kathy Hochul, left, talks with LIRR President Phillip Eng, right, as they ride a special Long Island Rail Road test train to Grand Central Terminal on Sunday morning.

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