We’re making good on our promise to make each of the Long Island Rail Road’s 124 stations accessible to all. Even in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, we delivered the latest accessibility project at Murray Hill Station in Queens.
Crews installed two new elevators as part of the station modernization that also includes new ADA-compliant tactile warning strips on platform edges, new lighting in the area surrounding the elevators, CCTV security cameras, signage, and bird control measures.
As part of the LIRR Expansion Project, crews are installing an elevator at each of the three platforms at the Floral Park station in Nassau County.
Further east, the Merillon Avenue station in Garden City gets two new elevators at the east end of the station. As part of the station’s comprehensive reconstruction, other improvements include platform removal and replacement to accommodate a new third track; platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accouterments including benches, shelters, bike racks; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; ADA-compliant ramps; free public Wi-Fi; USB charging stations and digital information displays.
The Carle Place station also undergoing a complete reconstruction and is currently being outfitted with a new pedestrian overpass accessible by elevators on both the eastbound and westbound platforms. The station also is being outfitted with the same improvements as Merillon Avenue.
Once completed, every station along the 10-mile long LIRR Expansion Project corridor will be fully ADA-compliant.