Long Island Rail station upgrade enters next phase

Posted on August 21, 2013

The next segment of a $40 million facelift of the Massapequa Station gets underway today, as the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) continues the work it began in the spring on a two-year rehabilitation project of the station.

The LIRR is replacing the station platform, canopy, staircases, elevator and escalator as well as the platform waiting room, lighting, public address system and signage. The agency is also starting work on the installation of a pocket track just east of the station that will improve train service and frequency as well as on-board seat availability.

The project represents the biggest improvement effort at Massapequa Station since the station was raised from street level in 1953. The LIRR will carry out the work in three phases arranged to ensure that train service continues uninterrupted throughout the project, though some schedule changes may be necessary at times.

The newest phase (1B) of the Massapequa platform project is expected to continue through early spring 2014.

The LIRR is making every effort to complete this project with the least amount of inconvenience to riders, residents and businesses in the surrounding community.

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