Project Overview

The Ocean Avenue substation, located near the intersection of Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway on the Babylon Branch, will be replaced as part of the LIRR Modernization Program. Substations are integral components of the rail infrastructure system that provide power to trains.

The Ocean Avenue Substation is currently in the design phase and will be starting contract procurement in winter 2019, with an expected award in the spring of 2020 and target completion spring 2022.

The Ocean Avenue substation replacement is part of a larger initiative to enhance service reliability and support system expansion throughout the LIRR, and to ultimately support the growth and development of Long Island.

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