Project Overview

The Jamaica Capacity Improvements (JCI) Project seeks to modernize critical LIRR infrastructure in and around Jamaica Station, some of which has not seen a major upgrade since 1913. This is a multi-phase project with construction currently underway. JCI will streamline train routing, enhance service, increase train capacity, and ultimately improve train speeds through Jamaica. The first phase of improvements to Jamaica includes the construction of a new Platform “F” south of the existing Platforms “A–E.” This new platform will provide customers with frequent and direct service to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, which will allow for more regular train service between these two major stations and will make it easier to attend events at the Barclays Center. In addition, the new platform will be outfitted with a glass-enclosed heated waiting area, Wi-Fi and charging stations.

The second phase of JCI will include a full state-of-good-repair of all Jamaica railroad infrastructure (including replacement of critical power and signal systems), extending all existing platforms to accommodate 12-car trains, building two new track routes east of the station to increase train capacity and strategically installing higher speed switches both east and west of the station.  Overall, JCI will accommodate growing ridership on the LIRR and further the development of Jamaica Station as a central hub for LIRR passengers.

MTA Board Approves Historic $51.5 Billion Capital Plan

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

On September 25th The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board unanimously approved a proposed 2020-2024 Capital Program that invests $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years to institutionalize and build on the progress of the Subway Action Plan and create a faster, more accessible,…

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Hicksville Station - 02-22-19 (Photo by MTA Capital Construction/Trent Reeves)

MTA Releases Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan, Directing Historic Level of Investment to Make System Faster, More Accessible and More Reliable

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

The MTA today released the 2020-2024 Capital Plan that proposes investing $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years. The proposed capital plan includes $5.7 billion for the Long Island Rail Road, which will enable its historic transformation by the planned December 2022 opening of East Side Access and the Main Line Expansion Project. The Main Line Expansion Project is adding a third track on 10 miles of the Main Line corridor, used by 40% of LIRR customers.

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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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MTA Board Approves Contract for Transformative LIRR Modernization

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, Baldwin Station, Bayside Station, Bellmore Station, Bellmore Substation, Brentwood Station, Buckram Road Bridge, Carle Place Station, Carle Place Substation, Cherry Lane Bridge, Cherry Valley Road Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Hampton Station, East Side Access, East Yaphank Station, Farmingdale Station, Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, Flushing Main Street Bridge, Flushing Main Street Station, Glen Cove Bridge, Great Neck Station, Hicksville Parking, Hicksville Station, Hicksville Substation, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project, Lynbrook Viaduct, Main Street Grade Crossing, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Meadowbrook Substation, Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Merrick Station, Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure, Mineola Main Street Parking, Mineola Second Street Parking, Mineola Station, Mineola Substation, Morris Park Diesel Locomotive Shop, Moynihan Train Hall, Murray Hill Station, Murray Hill Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, New Cassel Substation, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, New M9 Rail Cars, Northport Station, Nostrand Avenue Station, Ocean Avenue Substation, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Port Jefferson Station, Port Washington Substation, Positive Train Control, Post Avenue Bridge, Press Release, Project Update, Rockville Centre Viaduct, Ronkonkoma Station, Rosedale Substation, Sandy Substation Restoration, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Springfield Boulevard Bridge, Stewart Manor Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Valley Stream Station, Wantagh Station, Webster Avenue Bridge, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing, Wreck Lead Bridge, Wyandanch Station
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 design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road...
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