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Infrastructure Improvements

Drop Table - Open - Morris Park 11-20-20

Major Construction Complete on Two LIRR Facilities

By | Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard, Morris Park Diesel Locomotive Shop, Project Update

MTA Construction & Development and the LIRR have completed major construction on two vital LIRR facilities – the Morris Park Diesel Locomotive Shop in Queens and the Mid-Suffolk Electric Yard in Ronkonkoma, Long Island. Part of the multi-billion dollar LIRR Enhancement that includes the LIRR Expansion Project, the Morris Park…

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Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass 04-29-20

Ready for Play: MTA C&D & 3TC Meet Community Commitments on Long Island

By | Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass

Despite additional challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our teams on Long Island are nevertheless living up to the promises they made to the communities along the 10-mile long LIRR Expansion Project corridor. It’s anyone’s guess whether Carle Place’s and Floral Park’s ballfields and Floral Park’s community pool will…

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Construction Team Takes Precautions to Complete Expansion of Diesel Locomotive Shop During COVID-19 Crisis

By | Morris Park Diesel Locomotive Shop

The Morris Diesel Park project team has been hard at work this past fall and winter, and the yard and locomotive shop are nearly finished. The project is advancing under the challenging conditions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, and the Morris Diesel Park team, like all other MTA employees and…

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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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Linden Avenue Underpass 02-14-20

Floral Park Refresh: Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass Nears Completion

By | Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass, LIRR Expansion Project

Construction to replace the Linden Avenue underpass in Floral Park has entered its final stages, now that the demolition of existing walls and underpass footings has been completed. The underpass, originally constructed in 1960, provides pedestrian access to the Floral Park Pool and Recreation Center from points north of the…

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Signal Work

MTA Rounds Out a Successful Year of LIRR Construction Projects

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Port Washington Substation, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The MTA ended 2019 having completed almost two dozen Long Island Rail Road projects! Stations were modernized, new bridges were installed, grade crossings were eliminated…the Railroad even became the first North American railway (and first worldwide) to use lasers to blast leaf residue from its rails. The LIRR Modernization Program,…

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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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