MTA C&D and the LIRR have completed the installation of new platforms and other transformative upgrades at the Long Island Rail Road’s Lynbrook station. The four-track elevated station features two new island platforms, platform canopies and other customer-friendly amenities. The $17.9 million dollar enhancement initiative was funded through the 2015-19 MTA Capital Plan. Work on the station began May 2019 and was completed one month ahead of schedule.
Work on Platform A and Platform B began in September of last year at the west end of each platform. Platforms were resealed and tactile warning strips and platform edges were power-washed and repainted. Platform lighting was upgraded and new translucent canopy roofing was installed atop all six platform canopies, three on each platform.
Other advances at the station include improvements to the existing drainage system; Two new glass platform waiting rooms; new signage throughout the platforms; and installation of LED lighting and security cameras.
The station, which is located at Sunrise Highway and Peninsula Boulevard in the Village of Lynbrook, was built in 1936 and serves approximately 5,000 weekday riders. It serves Long Beach Branch and Babylon Branch customers and is accessible to wheelchair users through elevator access.
A separate project to rebuild the Lynbrook Viaduct is underway and being done in conjunction with the rehabilitation of the neighboring Rockville Centre Viaduct. Work on both projects began in August 2019 and will prolong the life of the viaducts. Repairs are expected to be completed summer 2021.
The rehabilitated Lynbrook Station is part of a broader effort to modernize LIRR rail stations and contribute to the economic development of the region.