MTA plans to overhaul Lynbrook station after complaints

Lynbrook officials say their train station has been neglected for years and is in need an overhaul. Commuters who spoke with News 12 Long Island

Commuters who spoke with News 12 Long Island say the station is plagued by crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, broken light fixtures and scratched windows.

Commuters who spoke with News 12 Long Island say the station is plagued by crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, broken light fixtures and scratched windows. (3/15/17)

LYNBROOK - Lynbrook officials say their train station has been neglected for years and is in need an overhaul.

Commuters who spoke with News 12 Long Island say the station is plagued by crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, broken light fixtures and scratched windows.

Lynbrook Village Mayor Bill Hendricks says he contacted the MTA several times asking them to clean up the mess, but says the agency never responded.

After News 12 questioned MTA officials about the train station's need of repairs, the MTA issued a statement saying, "The LIRR will invest nearly $10 million to overhaul the Lynbrook Station and make preventative repairs to the elevated structure. Customers at Lynbrook will benefit from a new canopy, brighter lighting, security cameras and new platform waiting rooms."

The mayor says he was surprised to hear the good news.

The MTA says it hopes to start construction on the Lynbrook train station this fall.

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