Since September 2016, Railroad Construction Company, Inc. and joint venture partner, Citnalta Construction Co. have nearly completed the modernization of the 55-year-old Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Hicksville Train Station.
Hicksville Station is the third busiest LIRR station – topped only by Penn and Jamaica - and it’s a key transfer point for customers on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches.
The Station portion of this project consists of a full platform replacement, substructure rehabilitation, upgraded electrical service, lead & asbestos abatement, and installation of new elevators, escalators, street to platform aluminum stairs, platform level waiting rooms, translucent canopy roof system and drainage, lighting and signage. The goal is to bring the platform to a State of Good Repair, ensure ADA-compliant accessibility, enhance passenger and employee safety, and provide LIRR passengers with an improved station environment.
The summer of 2017 began phase two of the three phase north platform closure. One-thousand linear feet of platform was demolished and reconstructed. Renovations included heated glass-enclosed waiting rooms, canopied rooves and signage. The existing escalators were widened and two new elevators and staircases were added, all ADA compliant. Radiant heat tubing was installed throughout the platform for the future addition of an automatic snow melt system. The contract also included removal of lead and asbestos materials and lead paint abatement. Aesthetic improvements have made the new station one of the most attractive in New York. On September 5, 2017, the North platform reopened to the public.
The North Track Siding portion includes extensive improvements including a new pre-wired signal hut and case, new switches and construction of a 1,500 foot retaining wall which will support an additional track to be construction at a later date.
The entire project has been performed under an accelerated schedule with all work completed in under two years. Through consistent communication and coordination with LIRR, all subcontractors and vendors, the Joint Venture has overcome numerous unforeseen challenges and maintained schedule.