Forms are now in place at Merillon Avenue Station to create the columns that will support the new platforms at the south west of the station. These platforms will accommodate longer 12-car trains. Demolition of the old platforms and construction of new, replacement platforms will continue into the fall of 2020. The installation of ADA-compliant elevators will begin in April 2020 and is expected to be completed toward the end of 2020. The station will remain open throughout construction.
Additional station improvements at Merillon Avenue Station include: platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accoutrements including benches, shelters, and signage; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; ADA-compliant ramps; free public Wi-Fi; USB charging stations and digital information displays. New bike racks and art will also be installed.
With the LIRR Expansion Project, upgrading Merillon Avenue Station will be an important step to accommodating a future increase in ridership. Enhancements to Merillon Avenue Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of LIRR infrastructure as well as support the growth and development of Long Island. For more information and photos of ongoing construction, please visit the Merillon Avenue Station Enhancement project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/merillon-avenue-station-enhancement/.