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Jamaica Capacity Improvements

MTA Board Approves Historic $51.5 Billion Capital Plan

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

On September 25th The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board unanimously approved a proposed 2020-2024 Capital Program that invests $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years to institutionalize and build on the progress of the Subway Action Plan and create a faster, more accessible,…

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Hicksville Station - 02-22-19 (Photo by MTA Capital Construction/Trent Reeves)

MTA Releases Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan, Directing Historic Level of Investment to Make System Faster, More Accessible and More Reliable

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

The MTA today released the 2020-2024 Capital Plan that proposes investing $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years. The proposed capital plan includes $5.7 billion for the Long Island Rail Road, which will enable its historic transformation by the planned December 2022 opening of East Side Access and the Main Line Expansion Project. The Main Line Expansion Project is adding a third track on 10 miles of the Main Line corridor, used by 40% of LIRR customers.

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Jamaica Capacity Improvements - 04-01-19

Canopy Steel Erected at Jamaica Station

By | Jamaica Capacity Improvements

Construction continues to progress at the Jamaica Capacity Improvements project, which is modernizing critical LIRR infrastructure in and around Jamaica station. The project will streamline train routing, enhance service, increase train capacity, and ultimately improve train speeds through Jamaica. The first phase of improvements to Jamaica includes the construction of…

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Jamaica Capacity Improvements - Erection of Portal Bridge Connecting New Platform and Existing Station Mezzanine 10-3-2018

Construction of New Jamaica Station Platform Progresses

By | Jamaica Capacity Improvements

The construction of Platform-F, a major component of Phase 1 of the Jamaica Capacity Improvements project, is rapidly progressing. Following the utilization of several major weekend track outages, the project team successfully erected two new structures associated with the new platform, portal bridge and westerly bridge extension. The portal bridge…

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Historic LIRR investment seeks to ease riders’ woes

By | Double Track, East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project, Moynihan Train Hall, New M9 Rail Cars, Positive Train Control

Billions of dollars in infrastructure investments being made now on the LIRR could transform how Long Islanders live and commute within the next five years, experts said. From new trains to new stations to new tracks, several big-ticket improvements long debated for the Long Island Rail Road are now approved,…

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