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Garden City EPOA Meeting 03-12-19

LIRR Expansion Project Team Provides Construction Update to Garden City Estates Property Owners Association

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge

On March 12th, the LIRR Expansion Project team met with members of the Garden City Estates Property Owners Association to discuss upcoming construction activities in and around the Village, including the Merillon Avenue Station enhancement project, the replacement of the Merillon Avenue substation, the replacement of the Nassau Boulevard and…

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Covert Avenue Residents Meeting - 03-12-19

3TC Community Ambassadors Facilitate Roundtable with Covert Avenue Businesses and Residents

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project

Progress continues at the Carle Place Station Enhancement Project. The relocation of the southern utility poles is complete, and the western halves of the eastbound and westbound platforms have been demolished: the reconstruction of the western half of the westbound platform has begun; the reconstruction of the eastbound platform will…

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More space, accessibility part of $600 million Penn Station makeover

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, Project Update

Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious and easily accessible Penn Station now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has approved a $600 million modernization project officials say will transform the station’s cramped LIRR concourse into a “world-class” transit hub.

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LIRR Tackles Substations as Part of Modernization Program

By | Bellmore Substation, Carle Place Substation, Floral Park Substation, Hicksville Substation, Meadowbrook Substation, Merillon Avenue Substation, Mineola Substation, Murray Hill Substation, New Cassel Substation, New Hyde Park Substation, Ocean Avenue Substation, Port Washington Substation, Project Update, Rosedale Substation, Sandy Substation Restoration, Westbury Substation

What does a substation do, and how does it work? There are 104 substations on the LIRR across all areas of the Rail Road’s electrified territory. At each of these substations, AC voltage is converted to DC voltage and safely fed to the third rail out on the tracks. This…

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Merillon Avenue Station (Rendering)

Merillon Avenue Station Reconstruction Begins

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station

The complete reconstruction of the Merillon Avenue LIRR Station will start the week of March 18th.  The station services the Main Line and Port Jefferson Branch and serves nearly 1,882 daily customers. Station improvements will include: platform removal and replacement to accommodate 12-car trains; platform canopies; new platform furnishings and…

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Urban Avenue - Community Outreach - 03-07-19

3TC Community Ambassadors Get the Word Out About Temporary Closure of Railroad Crossing at Urban Avenue in New Cassel

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

On Friday, March 8, the grade crossing at Urban Avenue was officially closed temporarily to vehicular traffic. This full closure at Urban Avenue will allow construction crews to eliminate the grade crossing and construct a vehicular and pedestrian underpass that travels underneath the railroad tracks. The full elimination of the…

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Floral Park-Bellerose Board of Education - 03-07-19

Board of Education for Floral Park-Bellerose School District Receives LIRR Expansion Project Briefing

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, LIRR Expansion Project, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge

On Thursday, March 7, 3TC Community Ambassador to Floral Park, Judy White, helped organize an LIRR Expansion Project presentation to the Floral Park-Bellerose School District (FPBSD) Board of Education. The project team discussed current and upcoming construction activities in Floral Park, traffic detour plans for Covert Avenue, and the project’s…

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