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Box Jacking

Jack in the Box? Not Exactly…

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

Box-jack. Have you heard of it? No, not the burger, and definitely not the creepy musical clown that pops out at you. It’s yet another in a series of incredible firsts for the MTA as part of the LIRR Expansion Project: a revolutionary technique to install railroad bridges over underpasses,…

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Nassau Interlocking

Staying On Time: Meet LIRR Force Account Manager Steve Leidner

By | LIRR Expansion Project

With all the work the LIRR Expansion Project completed on the Main Line this past summer, we wanted to share with you how the MTA managed to achieve so many milestones on time. To get to the bottom of it, AModernLI spoke with LIRR Force Account Manager Steve Leidner to learn more about the successful bridge roll-ins over the summer and the construction crews that made it happen.

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Modernized Port Jefferson Branch Stations

SEE IT: Virtual Tour of Our Newly Modernized Port Jefferson Branch Stations

By | Northport Station, Port Jefferson Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station

 The Port Jefferson Branch, along the beautiful North Shore of Long Island, is where you’ll find some of Long Island’s loveliest and oldest LIRR stations. The modernization of four of these stations – Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Northport and Syosset – was completed this year, with impeccable renovations of…

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Hicksville and Ronkonkoma get into the Holiday Spirit (Video)

By | Hicksville Station, Project Update, Ronkonkoma Station

An Arctic blast, straight from the Great White North, recently hit Long Island, but it didn’t stop crews from getting the recently enhanced Ronkonkoma Station and the renovated Hicksville Station building gussied up for the holidays! The weather is brisk, but the mood has become decidedly festive: lampposts have been…

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Federal Railroad Administration Recognizes LIRR Railroad Crossing Safety Improvements

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update

The LIRR has been recognized by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a program that has dramatically improved railroad safety through flexible delineators at railroad crossings and enhanced GPS alerts. The FRA is recommending other American railroads review research on the LIRR program and consider making similar upgrades at problematic…

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