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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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East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Ticket Window - 12-11-19

LIRR’s Penn Station Ticket Office Temporarily Relocated as New Penn Entrance Project Progresses

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

The transformation of Penn Station continues to move forward, with construction related to the East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse project requiring the temporary relocation of the LIRR’s Ticket Office. On Wednesday, the now-former ticket office was closed as the relocated Ticket Office, with six ticket windows, opened between the…

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Box Jacking

Jack in the Box? Not Exactly…

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

Box-jack. Have you heard of it? No, not the burger, and definitely not the creepy musical clown that pops out at you. It’s yet another in a series of incredible firsts for the MTA as part of the LIRR Expansion Project: a revolutionary technique to install railroad bridges over underpasses,…

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Nassau Interlocking

Staying On Time: Meet LIRR Force Account Manager Steve Leidner

By | LIRR Expansion Project

With all the work the LIRR Expansion Project completed on the Main Line this past summer, we wanted to share with you how the MTA managed to achieve so many milestones on time. To get to the bottom of it, AModernLI spoke with LIRR Force Account Manager Steve Leidner to learn more about the successful bridge roll-ins over the summer and the construction crews that made it happen.

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