Platform replacement project begins at Stewart Manor train station

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Platform replacement project begins at Stewart Manor train station
Platform construction at the Stewart Manor station will be begin on Tuesday. (File photo)

Two new platforms will be built at the Stewart Manor Long Island Rail Road station in a construction project that begins Tuesday.

The platform installation will be done in four consecutive phases, with the first starting Tuesday and lasting until mid-March, according to a MTA release.

During the first phase of construction, the west end of Platform B, on the south side, up to the underpass will be closed. Passengers traveling eastbound will have to board the first four cars, and passengers traveling westbound will have to board the last four cars, according to the MTA.

Throughout all phases crews will work on one half of the platform at a time, allowing passengers to get on and off the train in both directions during the duration of construction, according to the MTA.

Pedestrian traffic will be limited on the platform during construction, according to the MTA.

The project will not impact train service, and no traffic detours will be required, according to the MTA.

The project will also add new platform shelters featuring artwork displays, LED lights throughout the station, new signage, security cameras, Wi-Fi accessibility and help points, according to the MTA.

The platform installation complements a larger construction project at Stewart Manor station completed last summer, according to the MTA.

Along with the platform renovation the station also received a renovated waiting room and two bathrooms. The exterior of the building was also updated, as well as the underpass.

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