Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that he secured over $1 million in state funding for a renovation project at the Freeport Train Station. The funds will be used to completely overhall the waiting room on the station platform. Senator Fuschillo was joined by Assemblyman David McDonough (19th Assembly District) and Freeport Mayor Bill Glacken.
"The Freeport Train Station is an integral part of the Village, serving hundreds of residents on a daily basis. This restoration project will make the train station safer, enhance its overall appearance, and improve the quality of life for the Freeport community," said Senator Fuschillo.
"On behalf of myself and the Board of Trustees, I want to thank Senator Fuschillo for his efforts in obtaining funding for these improvements," stated Mayor Glacken. "The complete renovation of the Freeport LIRR station is a key objective of the Glacken Administration and a principal goal of our downtown revitalization efforts. These improvements will have a positive effect on the economic growth of the village and on our residents and commuters, who will benefit from these improvements in safety and comfort while using the Freeport station."
The improvements to the station include:
- Improved heating system
- New security cameras in waiting room and elevator entrance at street level
- Better lighting
- Brand new wall and floor tiling
- Larger window
- New doors
- Renovations to the platform elevator area
According to the MTA, construction on the project is expected to begin in October.
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