Rail

Long Island Rail opens renovated, enhanced station

Posted on October 31, 2013

Courtesy MTA LIRR
Courtesy MTA LIRR
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) President Helena E. Williams and Assemblywoman Barbara Clark unveiled the newly renovated and enhanced Queens Village Long Island Rail Road Station.

As a part of the project, workers have installed two new heavy-duty elevators, one each serving the eastbound and westbound platforms. The new elevators are aesthetically integrated into the historic station building and platforms.

Workers have also repainted the entire station building and added new signage and a new fire alarm system. The platform waiting room has been rehabilitated, and numerous improvements have been made throughout the complex, including replacement of platform railings, a new shelter shed, replacement of platform lighting, bird abatement devices, drainage and erosion control, and security cameras.

“This project is part of the LIRR’s overall strategy to improve access to our stations in Southeast Queens,” Williams said. “The two new elevators will make it much easier for customers to reach the platform level for service East and West, especially those customers with mobility challenges.

The Queens Village LIRR Station in 1924.
Photo courtesy MTA LIRR.
The Queens Village LIRR Station in 1924.Photo courtesy MTA LIRR.
Though Queens Village has been a stop on the LIRR since 1881, the current station building was opened in 1924 in conjunction with a project that elevated this section of track above street level. The current renovations and enhancements were completed for $8.5 million.

The LIRR is also moving forward on a plan to install new elevators at the LIRR’s Flushing station. In addition, the LIRR installed a new elevator at the Rosedale Station in 2008.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Quicken Loans buys M-1 Rail naming rights

Detroit-based Quicken is owned by Dan Gilbert, who has been the $137 million streetcar project's co-chairman (with Roger Penske) nearly since its 2008 inception.

Apple to introduce transit maps to iOS9

The directions would offer the ability to plan trips, getting estimated travel times for bus, train and subway transit methods.

NJ TRANSIT refutes report that its trains break speed regulations

CBS went to Secaucus Junction, a major rail hub, and the South Orange station armed with a speedometer app and a radar gun to clock trains as they passed through the stations, with a couple of trains traveling in excess of the 60 mph recommended for trains passing through stations.

San Francisco completes Central Subway tunnel portal entrance

The identical twin TBMs weighed-in at 750 tons each and were affectionately named Mom Chung — for Dr. Margaret “Mom” Chung, the nation’s first Chinese-American physician — and Big Alma — for San Francisco philanthropist and socialist “Big Alma” de Bretteville Spreckles.

House passes short-term extension of MAP-21

The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), passed by a vote of 387 – 35 – 1.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close