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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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Linden Avenue Underpass 02-14-20

Floral Park Refresh: Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass Nears Completion

By | Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass, LIRR Expansion Project

Construction to replace the Linden Avenue underpass in Floral Park has entered its final stages, now that the demolition of existing walls and underpass footings has been completed. The underpass, originally constructed in 1960, provides pedestrian access to the Floral Park Pool and Recreation Center from points north of the…

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Take a Ride through Our Modernized Ronkonkoma Branch Stations (Video)

By | Brentwood Station, Deer Park Station, Farmingdale Station

Do you ride on the Ronkonkoma Branch? Approximately 50,000 customers ride the Ronkonkoma Branch each weekday and, if you’re one of them, chances are you’ve passed by or through one of our recently renovated stations at Brentwood, Deer Park, or Farmingdale. (Fun fact: Farmingdale was built back in 1890, and…

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