LIRR Expansion Project team was proud to participate in the 7th Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day on November 6, 2018. The event is a unique opportunity for NYC Public High School students to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Construction was completed at Hicksville Station in August 2018. With more than 21,500 customers using Hicksville Station each weekday, Long Island’s busiest train station is a central and critical hub for LIRR customers. Improvements to this station enable improved and more reliable train service to and from Hicksville and a better customer experience. The Hicksville Station renovation included: the replacement of the 12-car elevated platforms outfitted with new translucent canopies and associated drainage systems, new heated platform waiting rooms and energy-efficient LED platform lighting. Two new elevators and two new staircases have been added to improve platform access, while existing escalators and staircases have been completely replaced. Platforms feature new security and communication systems, new signage, new art glass and other enhancements that improve the overall customer experience.
LIRR maintained normal peak train service at Hicksville throughout the project, with some schedule changes necessary to support night and weekend work. Commuter parking availability was not affected, apart from the 2017 summer outage, when only 20 parking spaces were lost due to construction equipment and material staging. All affected parking spots were available following the outage.
LIRR Expansion Project contractor 3TC officially received a Notice To Proceed on October 26, 2018. Construction is officially underway. Please read the NTP Letter here or email CommunityOutreach@lirrexpansion.com.
The LIRR Expansion Project’s Community Information Center in Mineola, at 114 Old Country Road (between Willis Avenue and Roslyn Road) is open. Residents of communities along the Expansion Project are invited to come review new exhibits about the project and ask questions. The hours are posted on www.lirrexpansion.com.
As part of its commitment to protect the communities along the LIRR Expansion Project, 3rd Track Constructors (3TC, the project’s design-builder) continues to gather baseline data to monitor noise levels at project locations. 3TC is doing everything it can to make sure its work has the least impact possible on…
“Since the 1940s, people talked about adding a third track and modernizing the Main Line corridor – and now we’re actually doing it.” – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Forty percent of LIRR riders pass through the LIRR’s congested Main Line. That’s one among many reasons why the project to modernize…
Wi-Fi has been successfully installed at all stations along the LIRR Expansion Project-Floral Park to Hicksville. These stations are: Floral Park New Hyde Park Merillon Avenue Mineola Carle Place Westbury Hicksville Wi-Fi is now accessible on the platform at each of these stations and free for LIRR customers.
Enhancements to the Hicksville Station are underway, and a color-safe application for platform A has been executed.The color-safe application is a textured paint/sealant placed on the platform surface to give it a uniform finish and this product provides a non-slip, aesthetically pleasing surface with minimal maintenance aside from regular cleaning.
Construction is ongoing at Hicksville Station. A new storefront and canopy roof systems are being installed, as are a bird deterrent system and platform signage. Electrical and communications-wiring and the installation of lighting, cameras, speakers and AVPS (audio visual paging system) signs is in process. Waiting rooms 3 and 4…