ELMHURST — A long-shuttered Long Island Rail Road station along Broadway could reopen now that the city and state have agreed to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital plan.
Last year, the MTA set aside $40 million to reactivate the stop in Elmhurst, between Cornish and Whitney avenues, after surveying commuters in 2013.
Politicians have pushed for the MTA to reopen the stop — which was discontinued back in 1985 due to low ridership — amid a surge in the neighborhood's population in the past three decades.
Now the plan looks closer to becoming a reality after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed last weekend on how to share funds for the MTA's five-year capital plan.
New York state will commit $8.3 billion and the city will provide $2.5 billion to close the gap on the MTA's $26.1 billion improvement plan.
While nothing has been determined yet for the Elmhurst stop, an MTA official said they'll know for sure at the MTA's next board meetings whether the project can move forward.
The Long Island portion of the board meets on Oct. 26, and the next MTA board meeting is Oct. 28.