The renovation of Westbury Station, part of the LIRR Expansion Project, continues to advance. As of Monday, July 12, the following changes will be in effect:
- The station platforms will close for reconstruction, and temporary platforms will open east of the current platforms.
- All customers (westbound and eastbound) must enter/exit the train from the first six cars.
- Ticket Machines will be located at the western end of the temporary platforms.
- Tracks will be re-numbered to accommodate the future third track. The north side track (currently Track 1) will now be referred to as Track 3, and the south side track (Track 2) will now be referred to as Track 1. This change will only affect the way in which tracks are numbered: trains will adhere to current general operating patterns, with westbound trains arriving on the north side platform, and eastbound trains on the south side platform.
Please see the first map below for further details.
Also beginning on Monday, July 12th, crews will commence with work on the pedestrian plaza at Westbury Station. As a result, the eastbound lane on Union Avenue, between Post Avenue and Linden Avenue, will close until approximately March 2022. Vehicular traffic looking to travel eastbound will be redirected to Railroad Avenue and Maple Avenue. Commuter access to the north side of Westbury Station will remain accessible throughout construction.
Parking along the north side of Union Avenue, between Post Avenue and Linden Avenue, will be eliminated during this time. Please see the second map below for additional information on closures and alternate routes.
Station Renovation Updates
As part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, the station will undergo improvements that were developed in consultation with the local community. The enhancements will include: platform replacement to accommodate a new third track; platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accoutrements including benches, shelters and signage; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; an extension of the Westbury Station pedestrian tunnel; ADA-compliant mobility improvements including elevators, ramps and overpasses; Wi-Fi; USB charging stations; digital information displays; and a low-maintenance pedestrian plaza near Post Avenue. The interior and exterior of the station building will be renovated and new bike racks and artwork will also be installed.