Commuters to Get Wi-Fi, New Platforms at Two Long Island Rail Road Stations - NBC New York

Commuters to Get Wi-Fi, New Platforms at Two Long Island Rail Road Stations

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    Commuters to Get Wi-Fi, New Platforms at Two Long Island Rail Road Stations
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    Commuters at the Hicksville and Jamaica stations will be able to enjoy platform upgrades within the next two to three years.

    Work to overhaul two stations on the Long Island Rail Road is moving forward.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says work has already begun at Hicksville Station. The $121 million project will add a new waiting room, new platforms with enclosed, heated waiting areas, upgraded elevators and escalators and amenities like Wi-Fi and USB charging stations. The project is expected to be completed in 22 months.

    Meanwhile, a $65 million project to construct a new platform and tracks at Jamaica Station has been awarded. The new platform is expected to open in 2019.

    Cuomo, a Democrat, says the work will provide "better, faster and more reliable" service to passengers.

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