Wednesday, October 30, 2013

LIRR hails renovated Queens Village Station

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MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark on Oct. 30, 2013 marked the renovation of Queens Village Station, located within the namesake New York City borough.

Project items in the renovation included the addition of two new heavy-duty elevators, one each serving the eastbound and westbound platforms. The entire station building was repainted, with new signage and a new fire alarm system added. Platform railings, a shelter shed, platform lighting, drainage and erosion control, security cameras, and other items were either upgraded or replaced. <br><br>

“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 LIRR says it is also planning to install new elevators at its Flushing station, and noted it installed a new elevator at the Rosedale Station in 2008. LIRR periodically is accused of suburban bias from some quarters for not improving station stops and services within the borough of Queens.

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