I've said it time and time again: If only we could have constructed temporary platforms like that when we elevated the Babylon Branch! Think of all the wood we could have saved, easier cleanup, they were mobile, and we could have made adjustments to the car lengths of each platform. New Hyde Park has its temporary platforms all set up, but I don't know if they are in service yet. Last time I checked the original platforms were still in service. If you are wondering how long NHP's platforms are, they erected them from the 12th Street crossing to just shy of the now eliminated Covert Avenue, which is about 1250'. The plan for the elimination of NHP Road calls for the closure of all 4 lanes, the road skewed to next to it, and a temporary grade crossing that is two lanes (like they did at Herricks Road).
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.