Brentwood Station Renovation
The MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Brentwood Station will undergo interior and exterior renovation work starting June 8. During the work, which is expected to be complete by early 2010, a waiting room trailer will be available to customers. Ticket Machines will also continue to be available.
The interior improvements include installation of a new heating and air conditioning system, lighting, floor and ceiling, as well as the vendor kiosk. The rest rooms will also be renovated. The exterior improvements include the installation of new energy efficient windows and doors, new brighter lighting, new handrails and signs.
Both accessibility ramps will receive new railings and the platform shelters will receive new lexan wall and ceiling panels. Train service will not be affected by the project, however, a construction management trailer will be placed adjacent to the westbound platform utilizing ten parking spaces.
The cost of the project is approximately $1.7 million with funding obtained through the New York State Legislature and the MTA LIRR Capital Improvement Program. “Improving the Brentwood Train Station is a crucial part of our efforts to help communities in Brentwood and the surrounding areas,” said Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Blue Point) who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee. “I am pleased to work with the Long Island Rail Road to improve the quality of service to Suffolk County’s ridership and help Long Islanders get to work day in and day out.”
Approximately 1,100 customers use the Brentwood Station during the morning peak period. The current Brentwood Station building was constructed as part of the LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch electrification project in 1987. Regular LIRR service to Brentwood Station started in 1869. The second station building (built in 1903 to replace the original structure, which was destroyed in a fire) was located just to the west of the existing station off of Brentwood Road.
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