Elmhurst passed
Dec 31, 2019 | 4761 views | 0 0 comments | 548 548 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

You have to wonder if the MTA has canceled reopening the old Elmhurst LIRR Station, which closed in January 1985.

It was decided at the time that investing millions of dollars to upgrade the station made no economic sense.

The MTA included $40 million in the 2015-2019 Capital Stations Program to support reopening the Elmhurst station. The new station was to open sometime this year.

Restoration of $37 million to support design and construction was supposed to be included in the 2020-2024 Five Year Capital Plan. There is no listing of funding for the Elmhurst station in the 240-page document.

Total project cost originally forecast for $40 million will require millions more due to inflation.

It appears that anyone looking to board the LIRR at a new Elmhurst station will have to wait until 2030, assuming funding is provided in the next 2025-2029 Capital Plan.


Larry Penner

Great Neck
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