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Wantagh Station Update: Phase 2 of Renovations Begin

West End of Platform & West Staircases Close: Passengers to Board/Exit from First Six Cars

To Board/Exit Trains at Wantagh:
Please be prepared to board and exit all trains
(eastbound and westbound) from the first six (6) cars.

On Monday, February 26, at 10:15 AM, Phase Two of the Wantagh Station Platform Replacement Project begins.  Work moves to the western half of the platform, and requires the closure of both staircases adjacent to Wantagh Avenue, in addition to the center staircase and escalator. To access the platform, customers will need to use staircases at the east end of the station, adjacent to Beech Street. These changes are effective after the AM rush hour.

Once the western portion of the platform is replaced, the fully renovated 12-car platform will be coated and sealed to provide a uniform appearance. This project is expected to be completed in late summer/early fall 2018.

To accommodate construction and storage of materials needed for the work, 15 parking spaces located under the viaduct will be unavailable until completion of the project.

We apologize for any inconvenience this platform replacement work may cause and appreciate your patience as we work to complete this infrastructure improvement in the shortest timeframe possible. For more information about the Wantagh Station Platform Replacement Project, visit our project page @

For more information, contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477). Automated schedule information is available 24/7. Agents are available to assist customers daily from 6 AM until 10 PM. To speak with an LIRR employee, say the word “Representative” when the prompts begin.

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