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East Side Access

Double Track

Two’s a Charm: Double Track Eases Morning Commutes on Long Island

By | Brentwood Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Side Access, Farmingdale Station, LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Ronkonkoma Station, Wyandanch Station
At about 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 4, a broken rail was discovered on LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch near Deer Park on Long Island. LIRR workers responded, fixing the rail by 11:45 a.m., enabling LIRR to operate around the site of the broken rail with minimum service impacts. All thanks to...
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East Side Access 07-26-2018

East Side Access Progress Snapshot: New LIRR Terminal High-Rise Escalator Installation under 47th Street

By | East Side Access, Project Update

East Side Access contractor Schindler Elevator Corporation continues to install escalators between the future Long Island Rail Road passenger concourse and the terminal, which has a total of four passenger escalator wellways and 17 high-rise escalators. Each escalator wellway aligns to a cross street above the concourse at 45th, 46th,…

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Historic LIRR investment seeks to ease riders’ woes

By | Double Track, East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project, Moynihan Train Hall, New M9 Rail Cars, Positive Train Control

Billions of dollars in infrastructure investments being made now on the LIRR could transform how Long Islanders live and commute within the next five years, experts said. From new trains to new stations to new tracks, several big-ticket improvements long debated for the Long Island Rail Road are now approved,…

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RXR CEO: Rail projects ‘game changers’ for LI, which has lagged as NYC grew

By | Double Track, East Side Access, LIRR Expansion Project

Long Island has been “left behind” as New York City’s economy has surged, but the $11.2 billion effort linking the LIRR to Grand Central Terminal and other rail projects will be “game changers” for the region, RXR Realty’s Scott Rechler told a gathering of real estate executives Wednesday morning. The…

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