Lynbrook Station, built in 1936, consists of a concrete viaduct with two island platforms. This pre-war station along the Babylon and Long Beach branches is undergoing a $17.9 million transformation, in two phases, to renew its infrastructure and upgrade its amenities. The project began in May 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Phase One of the Lynbrook Station Enhancement is being funded through the current capital program and comprises platform and station improvements, including an upgrade of the existing drainage system; replacement of both platform canopies; installation of two new glass platform waiting rooms; repair of station platforms and rehabilitation of the platform structure; new signage; LED lighting, installation of CCTV cameras and free Wi-Fi. These repairs, upgrades and new amenities will greatly improve the experience of the more than 5,000 customers who use Lynbrook Station each weekday.
Phase Two of the Lynbrook Station Enhancement, which begins in 2020, is part of the next capital program and is devoted to street level improvements. During this phase, the bridge from Broadway to Atlantic Avenue will be painted and the sidewalks will be repaired, as will asphalt and concrete curbs, and the entire station will be renovated: the floors and walls will be replaced, bathrooms will be installed, and the station interior will be painted; new signage will be installed, lighting and benches will be replaced, the station exterior – including its columns – will be power-washed, and the bird deterrent netting will be replaced. New amenities such as bike racks, interactive displays, a new technology counter desk and an information totem will be installed, all to enhance the overall customer experience and improve safety and ease.
The enhancement of Lynbrook Station is part of a broader LIRR initiative to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of LIRR infrastructure and to support the growth and development of Long Island.