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MTA Completes Upgrades at Murray Hill LIRR station

LIRR President Phil Eng visits one of two new elevators recently completed at the LIRR’s Murray Hill station. (Photo: MTA)

May 4, 2020 By Christian Murray

The MTA announced today that it has completed its $8.6 million overhaul of the Murray Hill LIRR station.

The revamp has brought two new elevators to the station that connect customers from the street to the platforms. Lighting, signage and new security cameras have also been installed–and some platform work was done.

The opening of the elevators at the station marks the 107th accessible station– out of the 124 stations– in the system.

““Our goal at the LIRR is to make sure every last station that needs to be upgraded to allow for full ADA-compliant accessibility happens as quickly as possible,” said MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng in a statement.

The elevators both have a 3,500-lbs capacity. They are both large enough to accommodate a stretcher if EMT assistance is required.

The MTA has also revamped the plaza areas at the Murray Hill Station, with new brick pavers and concrete walkways. In addition, plaza benches, tables, seats and lampposts were re-installed and new trees planted.

Construction began in December 2017 and was completed on budget.

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