$160m for LIRR "Customer Experience" enhancements

This week at the LI State of the State, Governor Cuomo announced a $120 million investment to enhancing 16 critical LIRR stations to "improve the customer experience." The station upgrades include new facilities, Wi-Fi, charging stations, public art, new platform waiting areas, general station renovations and improved signage.

There was no mention of plans to enhance the other customer experience improvement - reliable service. 


Suffolk County Stations:

  • Northport
  • Stony Brook
  • Port Jefferson
  • Wyandanch
  • Deer Park
  • Brentwood
  • Ronkonkoma 
  • East Hampton

Nassau County Stations:

  • Great Neck
  • Bellmore
  • Stewart Manor
  • Valley Stream
  • Baldwin
  • Merrick
  • Syosset
  • Farmingdale

In addition, a $20 million project will add a stop on the LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and another $20 million will support the development of a new terminal at MacArthur Airport to provide direct service to the LIRR.


In other news, LIRR fare hikes start in March.