The Carle Place Station enhancement is on track, with significant progress on the new permanent westbound platform and construction of the new station house. This is exciting news for residents and commuters waiting to start using the modernized station this coming spring.
Other station improvements include platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accouterments including benches, shelters and signage; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; and ADA-compliant mobility improvements like ramps. The existing overpass is being replaced and will include ADA-accessible elevators. The station will include free public Wi-Fi; USB charging stations and digital information displays. New bike racks and artwork will also be installed, as will a Stonehinge Lane Roundabout to facilitate passenger drop-offs and pick-ups.
Carle Place Station was built in 1837 and refurbished in 1990. The station serves approximately 921 weekday customers on the LIRR Main Line and Port Jefferson Branch. With the LIRR Expansion Project, upgrading the Carle Place Station is crucial to accommodating future increases in ridership on the Main Line. The enhancements to Carle Place Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to strengthen the reliability and resiliency its infrastructure and to support the growth and development of Long Island.