Blakeman, Valley Stream mayor support push for upgrades to eroding LIRR station

Residents say there's crumbling concrete, rusting metal and broken-down overpasses.

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2022, 7:27 PM

Updated 651 days ago

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Community members are pushing for upgrades to the Valley Stream LIRR train station.
There have been calls for year years to improve what residents say are dangerous conditions. They say there's crumbling concrete, rusting metal and broken-down overpasses.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and Valley Stream Mayor Edwin Fare are in full support for the station to get upgraded. Fare says Valley Stream is the gateway to Nassau County and the link to the South Shore from the city. He says it's one of the largest and busiest stations.
"We are demanding that the Long Island Rail Road take a look around at what Valley Streamers have to look at every day," says Fare. "Every day we have concrete, some kind of slime oozing down, falling on people and cars on a daily basis on some of our overpasses."
The LIRR responded saying in part, "The 2020-2024 capital program that was approved by Mr. Blakeman's own representative on the MTA board, includes more than $3.5 billion in LIRR investments. This includes station rehabilitation work at stations like Valley Stream."


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