LIRR Third Track Update - November 2022

During the month of November, you will see crews performing the following construction activities in Garden City.


  • Crews from EJ Electric will continue the process of removing temporary utility poles across the entire project alignment.
    • In some areas, workers may have to access private property in which case the project will coordinate in advance with individual business/property owners.

Merillon Avenue Station Enhancement

  • Throughout November, crews will install snow melt under the north and south side platforms.
    • Ongoing punch list work will continue in and around the station and the elevators.
    • Crews are painting around the station area.
  • Crews will install platform grates for the support building.
  • Fence installation is complete at the station.

G15 Substation

  • In November, crews will continue construction including support of excavation, excavation, foundation and concrete work.

Track Installation

  • The third track is in service and fully operational.
  • New track cable pulls, track circuits and rail terminations will be installed at Merillon Avenue Station going east.

Additional Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Work Along the Railroad Right-of-Way

  • In addition to the activities described above, you may see or hear LIRR forces working along the railroad right-of-way at various times during the month.
  • To avoid LIRR service interruptions during peak commuting hours, LIRR work along the railroad right-of-way may be taking place overnight and on weekends.
  • For more information, visit the LIRR Expansion Project website.

For up-to-date LIRR service changes and/or changes to station access, please visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Long Island Rail Road page.