Grand Central Madison opening delayed

Grand Central Madison opening delayed

The Long Island Rail Road logo is shown on the side of a LIRR commuter train (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The MTA announced on Monday that Grand Central Madison — the new Long Island Rail Road terminal that’s nearing completion under Grand Central Terminal and opening up East Side access to commuters — will not be fully operational until 2023.

No opening date in 2023 has yet been announced. Previous the MTA had said the plan was to unveil the new service before the end of 2022.

In the interim, however, special shuttle trains will begin operating between the LIRR’s Jamaica staton and Grand Central Madison, beginning when facility systems testing is complete, to enable the public to begin exploring the new terminal and its route while the LIRR continues to maintain full existing schedules to Penn Station, the MTA said.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)