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11/30/2020



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LIRR wraps up rail storage yard construction


The newly expanded Mid-Suffolk yard will provide additional space to store, maintain, inspect, service and clean electric train cars.
Photo – LIRR

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The MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) last week announced it has completed major construction on the Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard in Ronkonkoma, New York. 

Formerly known as the Ronkonkoma Yard, the newly expanded yard will provide additional space to store, maintain, inspect, service and clean electric train cars, LIRR officials said in a press release.

The $76.6 million project included the addition of 11 tracks. The yard now features a total of 22 tracks, each with the capacity for a 12-car trainset.

The Mid-Suffolk yard will enable LIRR to increase in service on the Ronkonkoma Branch during the morning rush by nearly 50% when East Side Access opens under Grand Central Terminal in New York City at the end of 2022. 

A new 15,900-square-foot employee facility is now in use at the yard.



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