Project Overview

The Deer Park Station has been renovated

Deer Park Station is on the Ronkonkoma Branch, where it serves approximately 6,200 customers each weekday. The completed improvements to this station include interior and exterior building renovations and platform renewal, free Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, and digital information totems. The area surrounding the station has been rehabilitated with sidewalk and curb improvements and new bike racks. William Low’s “Deer Park Dahlias” (2018) has been installed in the station building: Low’s scene of vibrantly colored dahlias in a pastoral field creates a contemplative space in the station waiting room – the large-scale flowers shift the viewer’s perspective, providing an experience of childlike wonder at the natural world.

With the completion of the Double Track Project, the upgraded Deer Park Station is a crucial contributor to the ability of LIRR to accommodate future increases in ridership. Enhancements to Deer Park Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to support the growth and development of Long Island.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Opens Second Track of LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch and Rededicates Wyandanch Station

On September 21st, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined LIRR President Phillip Eng and MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber to officially open the second track of the LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch and rededicate the branch’s rebuilt and fully-accessible Wyandanch Station. The

6:07 from Penn Station Extended to Wyandanch; True Reverse-Peak Service Now Available for the First Time from Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Brentwood, Deer Park and Wyandanch

The 6:07 a.m. train from Penn Station, which previously had terminated at Farmingdale, is now extended to Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma, where it connects with a train making all North Fork stops and due into Greenport

Construction Continues at Deer Park Station

Enhancements to the Deer Park Station are underway, including the upgrade of station platforms and the pedestrian overpass. The installation of the roof deck is complete. Enhancements to Deer Park Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to support

LIRR Double Track Project Finally on Track

After decades of talk and years of construction, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to finish construction of the Long Island Rail Road second track between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale by the end of summer. That is worthy of applause…

Babylon Town highlights rail stations with historical markers

The railroad stations that line the Town of Babylon have left their mark in those communities, and now that impact will be acknowledged with historical markers. Eight current and former railroad stations will this month receive signs highlighting the stations’

Reversing The Brain Drain

Long Island is in the midst of historic change. For years, as other regions invested in areas like quality, affordable rental housing, mixed-use development, and public transit, LI was content with the status quo. We sat silent as we watched

MTA Board Approves Contract for Transformative LIRR Modernization

Historic Project Will Improve Railroad Infrastructure, Eliminate Seven Street-Level Railroad Crossings, Improve Railroad Bridges, Add Third Track to Busiest LIRR Corridor The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Wednesday approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the