Residents and commuters along the Main Line corridor have long sought a mass transit solution to reduce road congestion, improve safety and provide an appealing alternative to driving – all with minimal disruption to existing train services and without residential property takings.
The construction of a 3rd track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bidirectional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects including the construction of up to 5 parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of 7 street-level grade crossings.
Construction will be handled in a way to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts being planned with local communities.
PRI will oversee furnishing, testing, and installing an updated SCADA system for the LIRR to use along this Main Line. For more project information, also see the official LIRR Project Page at http://www.amodernli.com/project/thirdtrack/.