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This Weekend: Critical Substation Modernization Work in Freeport; No Rail Service between Babylon and Rockville Centre

By | Meadowbrook Substation, Project Update

Meadowbrook Substation, Freeport On the weekend of February 29 – March 1, there will be no train service between Babylon and Rockville Centre as LIRR forces perform critical work on the Meadowbrook Substation in Freeport and the new Massapequa Pocket Track.  Buses will substitute for trains between Babylon and Rockville…

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Beauty and Function: LIRR Passenger Concourse at Grand Central Terminal Features World-Class Architectural Finishes

By | East Side Access

Opened to the public in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal is a story of great engineering, survival, and rebirth. In 1978, architect Philip Johnson and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis secured landmark status for the Terminal, ensuring the building would serve New Yorkers for generations to come. One of the…

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School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 12-13-19

Bridge Replacements over a Single Weekend Require Months of Planning and Preparation 

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing

During the past year, the LIRR Expansion Project successfully eliminated two grade crossings with underpasses beneath grade crossings at Urban Avenue in North Hempstead and Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park. Work was completed with only a weekend suspension of railroad services and a 180-day closure of the street. Work…

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LIRR Improves On-Time Performance and Accessibility in 2019

LIRR Improves On-Time Performance During Year of Unprecedented Work Across System

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New M9 Rail Cars, Positive Train Control

2019 was an unprecedented year in the history of the Long Island Rail Road. The Railroad improved its Ontime Performance (OTP), increased accessibility on trains and at stations while completing sweeping upgrades throughout the system, including 14 switch replacements, two grade crossing eliminations, eight bridge replacements and more than 10…

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SEE IT: LIRR Expansion Project 2019 Major Milestones

By | Cherry Lane Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The MTA LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville team had a busy 2019! Here’s a timelapse video of the major milestones completed this year: “We have four more existing bridges to replace and six more at-grade crossings to eliminate over the next 35 months,” said MTA Chief Development Officer…

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