Hicksville and Jamaica Station Improvements Begin

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Re: Hicksville and Jamaica Station Improvements Begin

Postby MattAmity90 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:28 pm

berlintransit wrote:
MattAmity90 wrote:West Hempstead trains no longer stop at St. Albans. The branch sees little service and instead is more like a shuttle where trains go back and forth from West Hempstead to Valley Stream where customers have to board a train from Far Rockaway, Long Beach, or sometimes a Babylon. St. Albans is now serviced by only the Babylon and Long Beach Branches.


I was writing about "peak West Hempstead" trains - necessarily through trains, not shuttles to/from Valley Stream. In the AM Peak, there are four of them stopping at St. Albans and terminating at FBA/Brooklyn (3) or Penn (1). If the LIRR decided running more than one of these to Grand Central after ESA opening day would be a waste of capacity there, for instance, it could still have the other two terminate at FBA/Brooklyn without negatively impacting other branches' traffic at Jamica.


Oh, so the OFF PEAK West Hempstead trains are only shuttles from West Hempstead to Valley Stream and back?
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.
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Re: Hicksville and Jamaica Station Improvements Begin

Postby Amtrak7 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:03 pm

Hicksville update as of yesterday: Rebar and forms are being laid along the western portion of the platform (the portion beyond the canopies, first to be demolished). Workers were using compressed air to blow the dust off the tops of the old support structures, it appears they will be reused. In the middle of the station, the supports are being reduced to the proper height for platform installation. Demolition continues on the east end of the station, I'd estimate around 100 feet of platform left to remove.
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Re: Hicksville and Jamaica Station Improvements Begin

Postby adamj023 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:46 pm

Amtrak7 wrote:Hicksville update as of yesterday: Rebar and forms are being laid along the western portion of the platform (the portion beyond the canopies, first to be demolished). Workers were using compressed air to blow the dust off the tops of the old support structures, it appears they will be reused. In the middle of the station, the supports are being reduced to the proper height for platform installation. Demolition continues on the east end of the station, I'd estimate around 100 feet of platform left to remove.


Hicksville station on Satellite imagery looked to be in really bad shape considering it is used for Montauk, Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson lines.

Jamaica station was already redone with the new addition being worked on now and Hicksville is making nice progress.

I have used Jamaica station but never Hicksville station before. The newly redone station should make for much better transfers.
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Re: Hicksville and Jamaica Station Improvements Begin

Postby MattAmity90 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:28 pm

I saw Bellstbarn's photos and it looks like the Western portion of Platform B was already put in, along with several feet of new platform installed where they didn't have to knock down any of the canopy supports. Let's just hope they use this when Babylon gets rehabilitated sometime down the road.
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