The doors to Farmingdale’s upgraded station building were opened today. The station, located along the Ronkonkoma Branch in Suffolk County, serves more than 3,800 daily customers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Farmingdale Station, originally built in 1890, has long been a part of this community. Its facade was fully restored to its original historical brick architecture, capturing and preserving its history and character: historic photos will be placed alongside a commemorative plaque in remembrance of its past.
- Building upgrades: A new waiting room with terrazzo flooring, newly redone ADA accessible restrooms, tile and wood wall and ceiling finishes, windows, doors, electrical, plumbing and HVAC upgrades.
- Easier navigation: The pedestrian underpass was rehabilitated, new wayfinding signage was installed, as were bike racks, benches, USB charging stations, technology counters, and LCD information displays to further enhance the customer experience.
- Safety: New CCTV cameras installed.
The work at Farmingdale station, which is still ongoing, is part of an $84 million, eight-station renovation package, awarded earlier this year. The work at Wantagh Station was funded through the current MTA Capital Program. Further upgrades to come include:
- Platform repairs, which are expected to be complete by summer 2019.
- Improved ADA accessibility with a new ramp by the end of the year.
- Platform shelter sheds, LED platform lighting by Q2 2019.
- Trash receptacles, free public Wi-Fi and digital information display totems by summer 2019.