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Plans for Renovated Nostrand Avenue LIRR Station Revealed

By Camille Bautista | January 15, 2015 3:59pm
 MTA officials unveiled plans to improve the Nostrand Avenue LIRR station. 
Nostrand Avenue LIRR Station Rehabilitation
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Nostrand Avenue’s Long Island Rail Road station may soon get a facelift, according to MTA officials.

LIRR representatives revealed rehabilitation plans for the Atlantic Branch’s two-track elevated station at a community meeting Tuesday during which they detailed new staircases and glass canopies. 

The proposal includes security cameras, improved LED lighting fixtures, new platforms and pedestrian overpasses composed of stainless steel to prevent rusting.

“The project will modernize the station and make it very attractive,” said Javier Toro, senior project manager for the agency.

Renderings of the reconstruction include two new elevators servicing the eastbound and westbound platforms to make the hub wheelchair accessible.

Glass windscreens will provide views of the community, according to officials, and construction could take up to two years.

While the $27 million proposal is contingent on funding from the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program, the project is “shovel ready,” officials said.

If approved, plans will be presented in front of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Community Board 3.

“We’re not just going to show up one day,” said LIRR representative Hector Garcia. “We’ll be doing outreach with the community.”

The funding is part of a $3.1 billion investment in the LIRR, which includes the reopening of the Elmhurst station in Queens and improvements at the Babylon and Hunterspoint Avenue stops.

The Nostrand Avenue station underwent improvements in 2011 as part of the MTA’s $164 million rehabilitation of the Atlantic Avenue Viaduct.