Construction is nearing completion at Merrick station. The waiting room entrances have been completed, the waiting rooms are open and all interior work, including the installation of fire alarms and storefront windows, has been completed. There is a free lending library in the station waiting room, all USB charging stations are active and the LCD screens in the waiting area have been activated. Bollard lighting is being installed in the station plaza.
LED lighting has been installed on the platform at Merrick, and platform repairs are ongoing. Blue tiling and coping stones are being added to all five platform stairwells. There are new benches inside the platform waiting room, which provides seating for 20, as well as technology counters and freestanding USB charging stations where passengers can charge mobile devices.
The platform will be sealed beginning in spring, once the weather is warmer. Other remaining work includes the installation of bike racks and trash cans. Free public wi-fi will be soon be available throughout the station.
The upgrade and enhancement of Merrick Station is part of an extensive LIRR initiative to improve customer experiences and contribute to the growth of the economy of Long Island and of the wider region.
For more information, please visit the Merrick Station Enhancement project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/merrick-station-enhancement/.