Project Update

Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement 03-29-19

New Bridge Will Span Cherry Lane and Accommodate Third Track between Floral Park and Hicksville

By | Carle Place Station, Cherry Lane Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update

The construction of the new bridge to span Cherry Lane in Carle Place has begun. The new bridge will be wide enough to accommodate a third track on the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville. Tracks are also being raised to increase the clearance under the new structure to…

Read More
Nostrand Avenue Station Rehabilitation - 03-28-19

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Platforms Installed at Nostrand Av Station

By | Nostrand Avenue Station, Project Update

Construction continues to progress at Nostrand Avenue Station. Girders are up along the eastbound platform and, at the southeast quadrant of the station, structural steel is being installed, an overpass has been erected and a new staircase will be installed. The new eastbound and westbound platforms are FRP (Fiber-Reinforced Polymer)…

Read More

LIRR Expansion Project Team Provides Update at Westbury Public Meeting

By | Project Update, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation

On March 14th the LIRR Expansion Project team presented a project update to the residents of Westbury at a public meeting. The team discussed current and upcoming construction activities, specifically highlighting the approaching construction start date for the Westbury North Parking Garage – during construction, the project team will provide…

Read More

More space, accessibility part of $600 million Penn Station makeover

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, Project Update

Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious and easily accessible Penn Station now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has approved a $600 million modernization project officials say will transform the station’s cramped LIRR concourse into a “world-class” transit hub.

Read More

LIRR Tackles Substations as Part of Modernization Program

By | Bellmore Substation, Carle Place Substation, Floral Park Substation, Hicksville Substation, Meadowbrook Substation, Merillon Avenue Substation, Mineola Substation, Murray Hill Substation, New Cassel Substation, New Hyde Park Substation, Ocean Avenue Substation, Port Washington Substation, Project Update, Rosedale Substation, Sandy Substation Restoration, Westbury Substation

What does a substation do, and how does it work? There are 104 substations on the LIRR across all areas of the Rail Road’s electrified territory. At each of these substations, AC voltage is converted to DC voltage and safely fed to the third rail out on the tracks. This…

Read More
Double Track

Two’s a Charm: Double Track Eases Morning Commutes on Long Island

By | Brentwood Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Side Access, Farmingdale Station, LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Ronkonkoma Station, Wyandanch Station

At about 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 4, a broken rail was discovered on LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch near Deer Park on Long Island. LIRR workers responded, fixing the rail by 11:45 a.m., enabling LIRR to operate around the site of the broken rail with minimum service impacts. All thanks to…

Read More
Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination - 02-13-19

Construction is Underway at Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

Construction is underway at the Urban Avenue grade crossing elimination project. The road remains open to traffic and pedestrians as piles are being driven to support the excavation of what will become the Urban Avenue underpass. The excavation will be followed by the construction of a bridge that will take…

Read More