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  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by Kelly&Kelly
 
The MTA announced today that New York State will open a new station on the Hempstead Branch to serve the Belmont Park development. Belmont Park is about 3/4 mile from the proposed station and buses will operate between the station and the complex. The new Elmont station will actually be sited just east of the Cross Island Parkway in the community of Bellerose Terrace.

Elmont will be the first new station constructed since Southampton College was opened in the early 1970's. The last station to open in electrified territory was Massapequa Park in 1933.
  by ADL6009
 
They will need to add some switches in queens right? Coming west from bellrose I don’t think you would be able to platform a train on ML3 where the station is supposed to be.
  by NIMBYkiller
 
This really is such a waste of time and money. They might as well just bus the people in from Queens Village since a bus connection is still going to be necessary anyway.
  by Head-end View
 
Lots of logistics involved here. I won't be surprised if this station never gets built. It's another one of Cuomo's pet projects right? Well he could be out of office before any of this gets finalized and comes to fruition. And in that case, the plan might get radically downsized/changed or fall by the wayside altogether. Stay tuned............
  by nyandw
 
Head-end View wrote: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 pm Lots of logistics involved here. I won't be surprised if this station never gets built. It's another one of Cuomo's pet projects right? Well he could be out of office before any of this gets finalized and comes to fruition. And in that case, the plan might get radically downsized/changed or fall by the wayside altogether. Stay tuned............
Pre-cable TV announcements... :-)
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  by Pensyfan19
 
Construction for Elmont to start soon and is expected to have the first platform open by fall of 2021 and completion is slated for the end of 2022! :-)

https://www.amodernli.com/construction- ... at-elmont/
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