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White Pearl Marble Will Provide Exquisite Finish in the Future LIRR Passenger Concourse at Grand Central Terminal

By | East Side Access

The original plan for the future LIRR passenger concourse included the same Botticino marble you see throughout Grand Central Terminal (GCT), but before the design of the concourse was finalized the project management team took a closer look at the stone choices for the concourse and decided the new concourse…

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School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 12-13-19

Bridge Replacements over a Single Weekend Require Months of Planning and Preparation 

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing

During the past year, the LIRR Expansion Project successfully eliminated two grade crossings with underpasses beneath grade crossings at Urban Avenue in North Hempstead and Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park. Work was completed with only a weekend suspension of railroad services and a 180-day closure of the street. Work…

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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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SEE IT: LIRR Expansion Project 2019 Major Milestones

By | Cherry Lane Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The MTA LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville team had a busy 2019! Here’s a timelapse video of the major milestones completed this year: “We have four more existing bridges to replace and six more at-grade crossings to eliminate over the next 35 months,” said MTA Chief Development Officer…

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