The enhancement of Port Jefferson Station is nearing completion. The columns surrounding the station building have been unwrapped, and the station’s new parking lot – which now features new landscaping and a sculpture by artist David McQueen, “…the vast and endless sea…” – has been open since the beginning of January. Remaining work includes the installation of platform railings, a shelter shed and new signage and is expected to be completed in February 2019.
Port Jefferson Station, located on the Port Jefferson Branch, serves 1,375 weekday riders. The station has received many enhancements, including a rehabilitated station house waiting area, which opened in July 2018, and restroom facilities. The waiting area has been outfitted with free public Wi-Fi updated information displays. The station building exterior has been renewed, and the exterior station environment has been enhanced by a reconfiguration of the plaza area, which improves customer flow, and parking improvements.
Enhancements to the Port Jefferson Station are part of an expansive regional effort by the Long Island Rail Road to improve LIRR customer experiences, strengthen infrastructure throughout Long Island and support economic growth throughout the region.