Readers Write: A LIRR miracle

Readers Write: A LIRR miracle

Since about 1910, when the railroad finished the four rail tunnels under the East River, Port Washington residents have been able to enjoy a ride into Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station. This trip to the west side of 34th Street takes about 35 minutes.

If, however your destination was the Upper East Side, north and east of Grand Central Station, the additional subway trip(s) would add at least another half hour each morning and each evening.

Now, with the completion of the Grand Central Madison terminal, and the incredible engineering which defines comprehension, we can take a train from Port Washington directly to the Upper East Side.  For those of us who commuted for decades, the sheer wonder of this heroic achievement by the MTA cannot be overstated.

Chris Bain, President
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
Port Washington

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