LIRR Service Begins at Grand Central

Marc A. Hermann/MTA

January 26, 2023

Five Star Electric Corp. is extremely proud to have played such a pivotal role in the successful completion and opening of the iconic East Side Access and Grand Central Madison Terminal.  Over a period of more than a decade, Five Star Electric has successfully completed many substantial projects for the East Side Access program totaling over $1 billion dollars in contracts.  Some of these projects include CS-179, CM-005, CM-006, CM-007, CQ-032, CQ-033, CS-086 & CM-014B.

The completion of this project is a monumental accomplishment as it is known for being one of the largest infrastructure projects in United States history.   The Long Island Railroad has officially begun service at Grand Central Madison Terminal.   With the terminal now open, LIRR riders heading to the East Side of New York City could save up to 40 minutes of commuting time a day, according to the MTA.

For project specifics, please visit the MTA's East Side Access Website at

Please visit these links for ABC's and the New York Daily News media clips of the East Side Access opening day, featuring Five Star's very own Project Manager, Larry Graff at

Thank you very much to all of our employees who made this day possible!

Congratulations to Five Star Electric, all the other contractors involved with the program, the MTA and lastly all New Yorker's for this historic day!