The Long Island Rail Road began Phase 1 of a four-phase platform replacement project at the Stewart Manor Station on the Hempstead Branch on Jan. 16.
The project scope includes full replacement of both station platforms, new platform shelters featuring artwork displays, new LED lights throughout the station, new signage, security cameras, Wi-Fi accessibility and customer help points where assistance with medical or other emergency situations can be summoned by the push of a button. New light poles will also be installed, along with new stairs and concrete work, and new speaker systems to improve station announcements and customer communications. During construction, pedestrian traffic will be limited on parts of the platform.
To fully replace both platforms, the work is being completed in four consecutive phases. Customers will be able to board and disembark trains in both directions at all times for the duration of all phases of the project, as crews will work on one half of one platform at a time.
The south side west end of Platform B, up to the underpass, is closed to the public until mid-March 2018.
• Commuters should be prepared to board the first four designated cars when going eastbound and the rear four cars going westbound.
• Work is taking place solely on LIRR property and no traffic detours will be required for this effort.
• This will not impact service and timetables will be available at stations and at www.mta.info/lirr.
The following three remaining phases are preliminarily scheduled with the completion of the project estimated for August 2018. Further details will be included in upcoming notifications as dates are finalized.
• Phase 2—Southside east end of the platform replaced with no ADA accessibility. Other stations with ADA accessibility during this time frame are Nassau Blvd and Garden City.
• Phase 3—Northside west end of the platform replaced.
• Phase 4—Northside east end of the platform replaced with no ADA accessibility and limited station building availability.