September 10, 2018

Lynbrook LIRR Station to Undergo $17.9 Million Transformation

Investment to Renew Station's Infrastructure, Provide Upgraded Amenities to Improve Customer Experience
LIRR President Philip Eng today announced a $17.9 million initiative to upgrade Lynbrook Station along the Babylon and Long Beach branches to harden LIRR infrastructure while providing upgrades for an improved customer experience.
 
After speaking with LIRR customers in various settings including at LIRR Customer Conversations events over the last several months, President Eng and senior LIRR staff held several discussions and meetings with local elected officials to review the needs of this station to ensure that the improvements meet both LIRR's operational needs as well as the needs of residents and customers. 
 
"Since joining the LIRR in April, I've taken a hard look at our system, operations and capital projects with a focus on making decisions to prioritize necessary initiatives and get them finished sooner rather than later," LIRR President Phillip Eng said. "Lynbrook Station is in need of these repairs and I look forward to giving customers who use this location an upgraded station that they deserve while hardening our infrastructure for decades to come."
 
The $17.9 million project scope, funded through the current capital program, includes:
  • Rehabilitating the Lynbrook Viaduct, originally built in 1936, which consists of a concrete viaduct with two island platforms.
  • Improving the existing drainage system.
  • Replacing both platform canopies.
  • Installing two new glass platform waiting rooms.
  • Repairing the two station platforms.
  • Rehabilitating the platform structure.
  • Placing new signage throughout the platforms.
  • Installation of LED lighting, cameras and free customer Wi-Fi.
This work is set to begin in Spring 2019, with expected completion by the end of 2020.
 
Additional funding will be sought as part of the next capital program starting in 2020 for a proposed second phase of improvements on the street level that would include:
  • Painting the bridge from Broadway to Atlantic Avenue.
  • Repairing sidewalks.
  • Renovating the station building.
  • Installing new signage.
  • Renovating the station building interior, to include bathrooms, replacing the floors and walls, and painting.
  • Installing new amenities such as bike racks, interactive displays, a new technology counter desk, and information totem.
  • Replacing lighting and benches. 
  • Repairing the station building exterior and columns, to include power washing and painting. 
  • Repairing asphalt and concrete curbs.
  • Replacing bird deterrent netting.
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