East Side Access delays drive up repair costs on East River tunnels

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NEW YORK — Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say they're about to "reorganize and redirect" the city's massive East Side Access project to Grand Central Terminal, according to Long Island's Newsday newspaper.

New York media report that delays now mean that the project to increase capacity and direct Long Island Rail Road traffic to the historic station won't be complete until at least 2022 with costs exceeding $10 billion.

Those delays are also pushing back the start date for repairs to two East River tunnels that enable trains to reach New York Penn Station. Hurricane Sandy damaged those tunnels in 2012. But as delays mounted, repair estimates have climbed from some $300 million to about $1 billion.

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