Project Overview

Merrick Station is located on the Babylon Branch and serves more than 7,000 customers each weekday. The station has received station enhancements and platform level improvements, including a new canopy, new LED light fixtures and a complete renovation of the platform waiting areas, as well as a new HVAC system, lighting, USB charging stations, benches, Wi-Fi and updated restrooms. The plaza area and sidewalks have been rehabilitated, and bike racks and benches are available in the area surrounding the station. James Gulliver Hancock’s mosaic, “Connection Cultivating Communities”, has been installed in the waiting room.

Enhancements to the Merrick Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to support the growth and development of Long Island.

James Gulliver Hancock’s “Connection Cultivating Communities” (2018) Installed in Merrick Station Waiting Room

James Gulliver Hancock’s artwork “Connection Cultivating Communities” has been installed in the station waiting room at Merrick Station. The piece begins with the idea of the LIRR map as a tree branch extending outward, imagining each town along the line

Site Survey and Design Are Underway at Merrick Station

Site survey and design are underway at Merrick Station. Platform level improvements will include a new canopy, new LED light fixtures and a complete renovation of the platform waiting areas. Once the renovation of the station is finished, LIRR customers

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
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