Project Overview

After decades of train delays, the LIRR replaced the 103-year-old Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury in 2017. The low-hanging bridge was the site of many accidents over the years by trucks striking the bridge, resulting in train delays in both directions while LIRR crews worked to determine the bridge’s safety and structural stability before restoring train service. The new bridge’s height clearance now allows trucks of up to 14 feet to safely pass underneath, improving LIRR system infrastructure and service reliability.

Nassau Blvd Bridge 01-10-19

Nassau Blvd. Bridge Strike Underlines Need for Bridge Replacements Underway

By | Cherry Lane Bridge, Glen Cove Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Post Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge

A bridge strike to the Nassau Boulevard Bridge in the Village of Garden City on January 9th caused delays for both drivers travelling underneath the bridge and for LIRR passengers. Bridge strikes result in train delays, as LIRR crews determine the bridge’s safety and structural integrity before restoring service. Since…

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Community Information Center in Mineola is open 10-26-2018

The LIRR Expansion Project’s Community Information Center in Mineola Is Open

By | Carle Place Station, Carle Place Substation, Cherry Lane Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, Glen Cove Bridge, Hicksville Parking, Hicksville Station, Hicksville Substation, LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Meadowbrook Substation, Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure, Mineola Main Street Parking, Mineola Second Street Parking, Mineola Station, Mineola Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New Cassel Substation, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Post Avenue Bridge, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

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.

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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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Westbury’s Post Avenue Bridge Replacement completed ahead of schedule on the weekend of October 21-22, 2017

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Post Avenue Bridge, Press Release, Project Update
On the weekend of October 21-22, the Long Island Rail Road replaced the 103-year-old bridge that carries the Main Line over Post Avenue in Westbury. The new bridge has a bay for the LIRR's future third track, making the project the first Main Line Expansion-related initiative to be completed since...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Historic $5.6 Billion Transformation of the Long Island Rail Road

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, Mets-Willets Point 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, 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

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a historic $5.6 billion transformation of the Long Island Rail Road to strengthen the region’s transportation infrastructure and usher in a new era of economic growth. After 70 years of stagnation, all 100 transformative LIRR capital projects are moving forward, including the Main Line…

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