LIC Station construction

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ConstanceR46
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LIC Station construction

Post by ConstanceR46 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:41 pm

Today i walked past LIC station and saw they had torn most of the southmost tracks out. Does anyone know why?

Uncle Cheapo
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Re: LIC Station construction

Post by Uncle Cheapo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Yeah, this is exactly where Amazons new LIC headquarters are going to be.
They mentioned they like to be close to transportation......

SwingMan
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Re: LIC Station construction

Post by SwingMan » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:34 pm

Ground remediation work as well as much needed improvements.

Teutobergerwald
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Re: LIC Station construction

Post by Teutobergerwald » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:16 pm

How does that affect capacity at the terminal?
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freightguy
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Re: LIC Station construction

Post by freightguy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:17 am

I guess for starters those are all the electrified tracks.
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SwingMan
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Re: LIC Station construction

Post by SwingMan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:34 am

Tracks 7 and 8 now have third rail as well.

adamj023
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Re: LIC Station construction

Post by adamj023 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:01 pm

Uncle Cheapo wrote:Yeah, this is exactly where Amazons new LIC headquarters are going to be.
They mentioned they like to be close to transportation......
Amazon is not moving to where LIRR tracks are. They are moving to Court Square and Anable Basin. LIRR had older trackage on the southern most tracks which had older wood railroad ties. I presume they are keeping these active and are doing track work, such as ties, rails, and whatnot. They look to be in bad shape from satellite imagery so a ripout and replacement were required.

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