Massapequa and Wantagh Station Renovations

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Re: Massapequa and Wantagh Station Renovations

Postby MattAmity90 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:27 pm

Hopefully the contractor fixed the heating system in the Eastern half and that the full 12-car length platform looks exactly the same. From what I heard, over the Summer they added an extra layer to give that uniform look.

The mistake they made was putting water in the system when they were finishing up Phase I, especially with the never-ending, unbearable cold in which temperatures never cracked the freezing mark for 5 straight weeks which didn't help. They should have laid the pipes as the progress went along until it was finished, then infuse water into the system.
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: Massapequa and Wantagh Station Renovations

Postby MattAmity90 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:16 am

I visited home finally last week on the 16th, and took several snapshots of the full platform from left to right. Yes, the project is completed finally and was completed in early-October 2018.

-The way they rehabilitated the Western half is similar to that of Massapequa with a crease in the middle and the horizontal slats.
-It passed my inspection as I walked the entire length looking for any blemishes, there were none.
-Rode the elevator up and down, and it didn't break down, it ran flawlessly.
-Unfortunately the WiFi and Help stations were still bagged over.
-Heated waiting room is doing the job, is sealed, and rather comfy.

In conclusion during Phase II they rehabilitated Phase I as well before giving it that uniform seal to connect both halves. Everything is in working order, the repairs were made to the fullest extent beyond the code, but they could secure the PVC piping of the ASIM system on the West end of the station under Wantagh Avenue with better bracing because it was buffeting every time an express on Track 2 roared through. Despite the setbacks, they took full responsibility by admitting their faults and with some input from Eng they made up for it in the end to be sure it turned into what we had envisioned when the project got the green light.

On a side note: No activity at the Massapequa Pocket Track, but wiring inside the gantry is poking out for a possible signal installation, and one spot surrounded by wood in a box area to the South of the ROW at the East end has a piece of metal sticking out of the ground. A pedestal signal might be put there to finish it perhaps?

-Matthew "Birthday Boy" 28 years old today.
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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