LIRR Third Track Update - August 2021

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

3rd Track Installation

  • Crews will continue the installation of third track between Nassau Boulevard and Herricks Road in the month of August
  • Ballast will be installed along the south side of the right-of-way during the day to support the future installation of the third track
    • Work will occur between New Hyde Park Road and Tanners Pond Road, as well as between Tanners Pond Road and Merillon Avenue Station
    • Residents and businesses may hear noise and/or feel vibrations during this activity
    • More information on this activity
  • Once the ballast has been installed, crews will prepare to build third track

Wall Construction

On the north side of the tracks, from Nassau Boulevard heading east along Atlantic Avenue, crews will begin to prepare the area for wall construction

Merillon Avenue Station Enhancement

  • Crews have begun the process of commissioning and testing the new elevators at Merillon Avenue Station to ensure complete functionality and safety requirements are met
    • Elevators will be ADA-compliant and will provide easier access to the platforms on both sides of the station
  • Guardrails and railings are being installed on the stairs and ramps on both the north and south sides of the tracks
  • Precast platforms will be installed on the north side of the right-of-way during the month of August
  • EJ Electric is continuing to install lighting at the station and platform conduit along the right-of-way, on the north and south sides of the tracks

New Hyde Park Road Underpass

  • During August, crews from EJ Electric will be installing electrical conduit beneath New Hyde Road underpass
    • This activity will require a single-lane closure to complete
    • Flaggers will be present to assist with two-way traffic during this operation

LIRR Work Along The Right-of-Way

  • In addition to 3TC's activities, you may see or hear LIRR forces working along the railroad right-of-way.
  • To avoid LIRR service interruptions during peak commuting hours, LIRR work along the railroad right-of-way may take place overnight and on weekends.
  • For more information, visit the post in the Community News section of

For up-to-date LIRR service changes and/or changes to station access, please visit MTA / LIRR.