Project Update

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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Springfield Boulevard Bridge 09-23-19

Work on 100-Year-Old Springfield Avenue LIRR Bridge in Queens Village Completed

By | Project Update, Springfield Boulevard Bridge

The Springfield Boulevard Bridge at Queens Village Station, nearing its 100th year, is rolling into its centenarian age with a structural facelift, bringing added safety and aesthetic upgrades to the frequently used train bridge. Of the five girders on the bridge, the two end girders beneath the platform were repaired…

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Autumn Weekends logo 2019

LIRR’s Autumn Weekends Are Back: Travel with a Monthly Ticket Holder and Pay $1

By | Hicksville Station, Mineola Station, Project Update, Ronkonkoma Station, Valley Stream Station

The weekend getaway season continues for Long Island Rail Road customers with the return of Autumn Weekends. Since launching in 2018, the LIRR’s Summer Saturdays and Autumn Weekends pilot programs have been well-received and used by tens of thousands of customers: now, the LIRR is expanding the program once again…

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Andy Kraus joins 3TC’s Travis Brennan and LIRR’s Ryan Attard and Vanessa Lockel at a community meeting in Garden City.

Community Outreach Team Supports New Hyde Park Grade Crossing Elimination

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, Project Update

3TC’s Dennis Feeney addresses community litter concerns at the site of the New Hyde Park Road grade crossing elimination project in August. The LIRR Expansion Project team is continually working to meet community and environmental commitments throughout the project corridor as construction of this important infrastructure initiative progresses. In Garden…

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Laura Curran Project Elements Tour - 08-28-19

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Tours LIRR Expansion Project and Visits Community Information Center

By | Project Update

On August 28, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran visited the LIRR Expansion Project Community Information Center in Mineola, where Deputy Project Director for Construction Tom McGuiness gave a presentation to County Executive Curran and her staff. The group then made a stop at the first destination on the tour along…

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