Queens Village LIRR station gets a makeover

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Photo courtesy of the Office of Assemblymember Barbara Clark
Photo courtesy of the Office of Assemblymember Barbara Clark

Local pols and LIRR officials celebrated the grand opening of the new Queens Village LIRR Station.

The Queens Village Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station received a multi-million dollar makeover, which is just the beginning in improving access to stations throughout southeast Queens.

The current station building, opened in 1924, was renovated through an $8.5 million project and features two new elevators, one serving the eastbound platform and the other serving the westbound platform. The building was repainted, new signage was added, as well as a new fire alarm system. The platform waiting room was redone and improvements such as new railings and lighting were made.

“The improvements we’ve been able to achieve here are a direct result of New York State’s ongoing commitment to support the MTA Capital Program,” said Helena Williams, LIRR president. “Our infrastructure needs continual reinvestment to stay in a state of good repair, and our customers here can attest to how much of an improvement they’ll experience throughout this renewed station.”