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Project Update

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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Double Track

Two’s a Charm: Double Track Eases Morning Commutes on Long Island

By | Brentwood Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Side Access, Farmingdale Station, LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Ronkonkoma Station, Wyandanch Station
At about 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 4, a broken rail was discovered on LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch near Deer Park on Long Island. LIRR workers responded, fixing the rail by 11:45 a.m., enabling LIRR to operate around the site of the broken rail with minimum service impacts. All thanks to...
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Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination - 02-13-19

Construction is Underway at Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing
Construction is underway at the Urban Avenue grade crossing elimination project. The road remains open to traffic and pedestrians as piles are being driven to support the excavation of what will become the Urban Avenue underpass. The excavation will be followed by the construction of a bridge that will take...
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Typical Trackbed before Addition of Ballast

Proactive Rail Tie Replacement Keeps Railroad in SOGR and Supports Advance Work for LIRR Expansion Project

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update

The LIRR is proactively replacing rail ties on Main Line tracks 1 and 2 that have exceeded their useful life or exhibit signs of damage. In careful coordination with upcoming project work, these ties are being replaced in advance of certain LIRR Expansion Project components, such as the Cherry Lane…

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Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

Property at 117 Urban Avenue in New Cassel to Be Deconstructed This Month in Advance of the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The property at 117 Urban Avenue in New Cassel will be deconstructed this month in advance of the elimination of the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing. 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) has completed asbestos abatement of the existing structure and will monitor the air for dust, debris, and noise during the demolition….

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LIRR Expansion Project Team Meets with Executive Director of Girls, Inc. of Long Island to Support Mentoring Opportunities 01-17-19

LIRR Expansion Project Team Meets with Executive Director of Girls, Inc. of Long Island to Support Mentoring Opportunities

By | Project Update

On January 17th the LIRR Expansion Project team met with Renee Flagler, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing young women and girls with the skills they need to be leaders in their communities. Girls, Inc. combines long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl…

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Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro Hosts Expansion Project Team Dialogue with Local Officials Regarding Carle Place Station Enhancement

By | Carle Place Station, Carle Place Substation, Cherry Lane Bridge, Glen Cove Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation

On January 15th, Mayor Peter Cavallaro of Westbury hosted a productive dialogue for the LIRR Expansion Project team with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Viviana Russell, residents of the Village of Westbury and residents of the Hamlet of Carle Place. The LIRR Expansion Project team provided an…

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