The platform at Massapequa are in especially bad condition. the paint is peeling from the canopies and the edge of the platform is deteriorating, even to the point where there are steel plates covering most of the platform edges. Also the platform leaks like a sieve when it rains, it's less then fun dodging streams of water coming through the canopy when trying to walk down the platform. The escalator there also has not moved in years.
A couple questions:
- I presume they are going to do Massapequa first, as per the Capital Program Dashboard. What kind of shape is Wantagh in?
- Will Massapequa end up looking somewhat similar to Seaford? (meaning will they put back the full-length platform canopies or just over the staircases like most other stations)
- Also, I noticed Massapequa is not like most of the other Babylon Branch stations. Massapequa is completely on an embankment, it is not on any support system like Seaford or Wantagh, and it doesn't use direct fixation like Bellmore or Merrick. There are only 2 tunnel-like throughout into the embankment for the only 3 staircases down to street level (plus the escalator and elevator). Will this effect how they renovate the station and/or do they plan on changing this to make it more like the other stations along the line?
- Is August 2013/2015 the "start date" for work on the stations (like breaking ground) or is that the day when they start "studying" and planning?