This week, crews began construction to renew the infrastructure and upgrade the amenities at Lynbrook Station. The station, built in 1936, consists of a concrete viaduct with two island platforms. This pre-war station along the Babylon and Long Beach branches is undergoing a $17.9 million transformation in two phases; this first phase, which began on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, is expected to be complete in Q3 2020.
The first phase of the project comprises the modernization of both platforms. New canopies and new waiting rooms are being installed similar to those recently installed at the modernized Hicksville Station. The platforms at Lynbrook are being repaired and sealed, and the yellow tactile safety strips along the edges of the platforms are being repaired and repainted. Stairwell coping for weatherproofing is being replaced, and all parapet walls and railings are being painted. Other enhancements include new signage, LED lighting, speakers for improved customer communication, installation of CCTV cameras and free Wi-Fi. These repairs, upgrades and new amenities will improve the travel experience of the more than 5,000 customers who use Lynbrook Station each weekday.
The following platform boarding changes will be in effect:
Platform A: Babylon Branch Service*
September 3 – October 17: The western end of the platform and western staircase will be closed. Please board/exit all trains from the first six cars during this time.
October 18 – December 2: The eastern end of the platform and two eastern staircases will be closed. The platform waiting room will not be available, however the elevator will remain open to customers. Please board/exit all trains from the first six cars during this time.
Platform B: Long Beach Branch Service*
September 3 – September 29: The western end of the platform, and western staircase, will be closed. Please board/exit all trains from the first six cars during this time.
September 30 – November 17: The eastern end of the platform and two eastern staircases will be closed. The platform waiting room will not be available, however the elevator will remain open to customers. Please board/exit all trains from the first six cars during this time.
* See schedule for exceptions.
With the Long Beach Branch timetable changes starting September 3, half of the old platform canopies are being removed, beginning with the western half of the platform. Work beginning in September includes demolition of existing canopies and waiting room, and removal of existing lighting poles. The elevator roof will be waterproofed, and the elevator shaft will be repainted.
Phase Two of the Lynbrook Station Enhancement, expected to begin in 2020, is part of the next capital program and is devoted to street level improvements. During this phase, the bridge from Broadway to Atlantic Avenue will be painted and the sidewalks will be repaired, as will asphalt and concrete curbs, and the entire station will be renovated: the floors and walls will be replaced, bathrooms will be installed, and the station interior will be painted; new signage will be installed, lighting and benches will be replaced, the station exterior – including its columns – will be power-washed, and the bird deterrent netting will be replaced. New amenities such as bike racks, interactive displays, a new technology counter and an information totem will be installed, all to enhance the overall customer experience and improve safety and ease.
The enhancement of Lynbrook Station will complete Phase One improvements in one year and is part of a broader LIRR initiative to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of LIRR infrastructure and to support the growth and development of Long Island. For further information please view the customer flyer (shown above) and visit the Lynbrook Station Enhancement project page.