Project Overview

LIRR has completed the renovation of Flushing Main Street Station. Originally built in 1913, the station has already seen major improvements since work began on this $24.6 million project in the summer of 2016. Completed in August 2018, the renovation comprises: two hydraulic elevators to provide ADA access to the station, one for each of the station 10-car platforms; a new north side station plaza connecting Main Street with the 40th Road passageway; enhanced security features, including CCTV security cameras; a new ticket office; energy-efficient LED lighting; improved signage; new staircases and stair canopies; upgraded communications systems and new railings.

Additional enhancements include new platform shelter sheds, charge ports and MTA Help Points for enhanced customer communication. Approximately 2,200 customers use Flushing Main Street Station each weekday, and these upgrades help make the station safer and easier to use, and more enjoyable, for passengers.

Reversing The Brain Drain

Long Island is in the midst of historic change. For years, as other regions invested in areas like quality, affordable rental housing, mixed-use development, and public transit, LI was content with the status quo. We sat silent as we watched

MTA Board Approves Contract for Transformative LIRR Modernization

Historic Project Will Improve Railroad Infrastructure, Eliminate Seven Street-Level Railroad Crossings, Improve Railroad Bridges, Add Third Track to Busiest LIRR Corridor The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Wednesday approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the

Elevators under construction at Flushing-Main Street LIRR station

Work to make the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station accessible for all has begun. Construction was initiated on the station’s new westbound elevator in August, according to Congresswoman Grace Meng, and on the new eastbound elevator the week of

LIRR Transformation Underway

A $5.6 billion transformation of the Long Island Rail Road is underway, the biggest slate of investments the railroad has received in decades. All told, the money will fund 100 LIRR capital projects and radically upgrade the customer experience of
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