Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Meng's office
Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Meng's office
Construction at the Flushing-Main Street LIRR.

Work to make the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station accessible for all has begun.

Construction was initiated on the station’s new westbound elevator in August, according to Congresswoman Grace Meng, and on the new eastbound elevator the week of Sept. 11. The elevators, which would make the station Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, is a component of phase two of the LIRR’s $24.6 million planned overhaul for the downtown Flushing station.

The massive renovation project was first announced in 2012 and faced some hiccups, including an eminent domain battle with the nearby Ou-Juang Supermarket. New signage and platform railings, part of phase one construction, were unveiled in March 2016.

Other improvements still to come include a new ticket office in the station’s westbound plaza, platform shelters and extensions, stairs and electrical/communication lines.

Completion of the station overhaul is set for early 2018.

“Plans to rehabilitate the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station have been in the works for many years and it’s something for which I’ve long advocated,” Meng said. “I am thrilled that construction is finally underway and that swift progress is being made. I thank the LIRR for its continued commitment to the renovation of the Flushing-Main Street station and I look forward the project’s completion.”

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Forest Hills coffee shop opening a second location near the Kew Gardens LIRR station
Forest Hills coffee shop opening a second location near the Kew Gardens LIRR station
Long Island man charged in Queens for hate-filled train tirade that became a viral video
Long Island man charged in Queens for hate-filled train tirade that became a viral video
Popular Stories
Photo via Shutterstock
Queens rabbi faces federal charges in scheme to extort $7 million from an individual
Photo via Shutterstock
Motorcyclist dies after losing control and crashing on the Cross Island Parkway in Whitestone
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
The waiting continues: North Shore Farms supermarket opening in Whitestone is delayed again


Skip to toolbar