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On Monday, MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will begin the next phase of its $40 million improvement project at Massapequa Station, railroad officials announced earlier this week.The project, which kicked off in spring 2013, includes the replacement of the 12-car elevated platform, canopy, staircases, elevator and escalator, as well as the platform waiting room, lighting, public address system and signage. LIRR also is adding a new pocket track east of the station that will improve service frequency and flexibility, according to an LIRR press release.The $40 million station rehabilitation and pocket track is the most significant railroad improvement effort at Massapequa Station since the station was raised from street level in 1953, LIRR officials said. The railroad is performing the work in phases to ensure service continues uninterrupted throughout the project.