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Murray Hill Station - 03-30-20

Update on LIRR Critical Infrastructure Work Progress

By | Glen Cove Bridge, Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard, Murray Hill Station, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Westbury North Parking Structure

As many non-essential employees across the state are telecommuting as we all work together to flatten the curve and combat COVID-19, the MTA’s and LIRR’s essential workers and contractors continue safely transporting health care workers, first responders and other essential workers to and from their jobs. These transportation not only…

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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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East End Gateway (rendering)

Keeping It Safe at the East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Project

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Penn Station’s been quiet this week, understandably so. The East End Gateway Project team is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve adjusted our work plans accordingly. The East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse project will include higher ceilings, new wayfinding signage, and improved access and circulation for the hundreds…

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Merillon Avenue Rendering

Keeping Customers Moving While Rebuilding a New, Accessible Merillon Avenue Station

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station

The Merillon Avenue LIRR station is an example of the MTA’s extraordinary efforts to make the system more accessible and an illustration of its extensive coordination efforts with communities. Working closely with the Village of Garden City, the project team devised a creative solution unique to this station that makes…

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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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Beauty and Function: LIRR Passenger Concourse at Grand Central Terminal Features World-Class Architectural Finishes

By | East Side Access

Opened to the public in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal is a story of great engineering, survival, and rebirth. In 1978, architect Philip Johnson and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis secured landmark status for the Terminal, ensuring the building would serve New Yorkers for generations to come. One of the…

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