East Side Access is the largest infrastructure project in the 57-year history of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. By adding direct train service from Long Island to East Manhattan, the project will provide faster commutes, fewer delays, greater reliability, and more options for Long Island residents.
The transportation infrastructure project will provide new, direct access for the Long Island Rail Road into a new concourse below Grand Central Terminal on Manhattan’s East Side.The project includes 40.59 miles of new track, a 350,000 square foot passenger concourse, 24 trains per peak hour, 8 train capacity and 25 retail storefronts in the new concourse. The project’sestimated cost is $12 billion.
Fire-rated floor doors are found in public buildings, dormitories, office buildings and exit stairwells and were needed to help protect passengers.
53 fire-rated floor doors manufactured by BILCO are UL-listed doors that maintain the fire rating of a 2-hour floor ceiling assembly between building floors. The door hardware and sealants used in each fire-rated floor door are specially selected to maintain the fire rating. Fire-rated doors are provided with a self-closing device and an intumescent fireproof coating on the underside. When a fire breaks out, the closing device is triggered by the heat and closes the door to ensure fire protection.