Head-end View wrote:I think the LIRR will come to regret it, if they don't provide platform access for the center track.I think the purpose of the project is to have the third track serve the Northern platform from Floral Park to Mineola, and the Southern track for Carle Place and Westbury. That means the current Track 2 becomes the center track, and they want one of the three tracks to be an express track (two Northern tracks at Valley Stream and Rosedale). If the ADA accessible pedestrian bridge wasn't built yet, then all five stations would be two island platforms to serve all 3 tracks ala Hicksville. Remember, not every single train from Ronkonkoma, Huntington, and Hicksville stops at Mineola, despite the fact they said they would convert Platform B from a side to an island platform.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.