Project Overview

Wantagh Station services the Babylon Branch with approximately 6,000 customer trips each weekday. The station was built in 1867 and replaced with the current elevated station in 1968 – it has been undergoing a major renovation since Spring 2016. Renovations include: platform replacement with a snow/ice melting system; the addition of an elevator and the replacement of the existing escalator; a new heated platform waiting room; a new center staircase; the refurbishment of four staircases; a new segmented platform canopy; energy-efficient platform lighting; new signage and a public-address system for improved customer communications.

The renovated east end platform was opened in February 2018, and renovation of the western end of the platform commenced in at the same time and finished in October 2018. This $27 million renovation project is funded by the MTA LIRR’s Capital Program. Enhancements to the Wantagh Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to enrich the customer experience and support the growth and development of Long Island.

Reversing The Brain Drain

By | Baldwin Station, Bayside Station, Bellmore Station, Brentwood Station, Carle Place Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Hampton Station, East Yaphank Station, Farmingdale Station, Floral Park Station, Flushing Main Street Station, Great Neck Station, Hicksville Station, In the News, LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station, Merrick Station, Mets-Willets Point Station, Mineola Station, Murray Hill Station, New Hyde Park Station, Northport Station, Nostrand Avenue Station, Port Jefferson Station, Ronkonkoma Station, Stewart Manor Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station, Valley Stream Station, Wantagh Station, Westbury Station, Wyandanch Station

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 droves of young people — educated in our outstanding public schools at significant expense — leave home and help create economic growth in other regions of our country.

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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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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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