MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 14, 2014
LIRR to Fully Re-Open Rehabilitated Westbound Platform at Great Neck Station to Customers on Monday, October 20

MTA Long Island Rail Road announced today that work on west end of the westbound platform, at Great Neck Station (also known as Platform A) is nearing completion and the platform will fully reopen to customers on Monday, October 20 at 12:01 AM.

The platform work, part of an overall spruce up of the station, was accomplished in two phases so that the entire platform was never out of service at one time. The rehabilitation of the platform’s east end was completed last year. The elevator on the west side of the station, which had been closed since July, will once again be accessible on Oct. 20.

The west end closure required the installation of a temporary stairway just west of the station building and a temporary platform extension so that the regular customer flow could be accommodated.

“We know that the rehabilitation project at Great Neck Station created some inconveniences for customers and we have appreciated their comments and patience as we worked to meet their daily needs,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski. “Our goal was to get this project done as quickly as possible without impacting train service and we were able to accomplish that with the public’s help.”

For More Information

For additional information, customers can consult the LIRR’s website at or contact the LIRR’s Travel Information Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511