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MTA: LIRR to invest $10M in overhaul of Lynbrook train station

Plans to repair station come after complaints of deteriorating staircases, broken light fixtures

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Crumbling staircases, broken light fixtures, and a roof that leaks are just some of the complaints that commuters and elected officials have been mentioning as they have pushed for the MTA to make some major improvements to the LIRR station in Lynbrook.

Now there's word the MTA is getting ready to give in to some of those requests.

An MTA spokesman says as part of the record, MTA Capital Program that was adopted in May of last year, the LIRR will invest nearly $10 million to overhaul the Lynbrook Station and make preventative repairs to the elevated rail structure in and around the station.

Some of improvements are expected to include a new, translucent canopy, brighter LED lighting, security cameras, new platform waiting rooms and better signage.

The MTA's commitment to improving the Lynbrook LIRR station comes just one month after State Sen. Todd Kaminsky questioned the director of the MTA at a Senate transportation hearing urging for an upgrade to the Lynbrook and Rockville Centre LIRR stations by showing pictures and describing problems.

Sen. Kaminsky had complained about the enormous craters on the platforms at the Lynbrook station, which tend to fill up with ice during the winter and can be dangerous to walk on. He also said the floors, wall, and staircases here were in need of an overhaul.

There's word the MTA could start construction here at the Lynbrook train station as soon as this fall.

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