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MTA Rounds Out a Successful Year of LIRR Construction Projects

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Port Washington Substation, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The MTA ended 2019 having completed almost two dozen Long Island Rail Road projects! Stations were modernized, new bridges were installed, grade crossings were eliminated…the Railroad even became the first North American railway (and first worldwide) to use lasers to blast leaf residue from its rails. The LIRR Modernization Program,…

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School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 12-13-19

Bridge Replacements over a Single Weekend Require Months of Planning and Preparation 

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing

During the past year, the LIRR Expansion Project successfully eliminated two grade crossings with underpasses beneath grade crossings at Urban Avenue in North Hempstead and Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park. Work was completed with only a weekend suspension of railroad services and a 180-day closure of the street. Work…

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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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Merrick Station 02-22-19

A Polished History: Merrick Station Then and Now

By | Project Update

Earlier this year the station building and platforms at Merrick were renovated, and the results are spectacular. The Merrick LIRR stop was first established over 150 years ago, in 1867. Over the years, a variety of station buildings were constructed at the site until a permanent station house was erected in 1902. Take a look at the photos and revisit Merrick Station, then and now.

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Farmingdale Station

Back to the Future at the Enhanced Farmingdale Station

By | Project Update

Farmingdale is one of five LIRR stations listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built in 1890, last year the station was enhanced and upgraded to provide modern amenities and conveniences to the nearly 3,800 LIRR customers who visit the station each weekday. The Railroad lovingly preserved Farmingdale’s exquisite historic aesthetic while bringing the station up to 21st century standards.

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Bridge Replacement Kicks into High Gear at Accabonac Road in East Hampton

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, Project Update

Bridge replacement work at Accabonac Road in East Hampton has kicked into high gear following a track outage in the wee hours of October 15th and the delivery of large bridge components via barge through the Shinnecock Inlet. The new Accabonac Road Bridge was delivered to the site the night of October 21st; the North Main Street Bridge will be delivered to the site as the team gets closer to its installation date.

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