The refurbished platform waiting room at Merrick Station was opened to the public on November 21st and now features new glass and tiling, a new ceiling, new lighting, new motion-sensitive heating, new benches and USB charging stations. There are also two technology counters in the waiting room where LIRR customers can charge their mobile devices. New roofing is being installed.
A new aluminum staircase has been installed at Merrick Avenue, and the station’s staircase landings are receiving a facelift, thanks to new tile installation and coping stones are underway. There is new signage throughout the platform. The sealing of the platform continues, as does the installation of LED lighting on the platforms.