The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad in the US has started refurbishment works at White Plains Station.
The works form a part of the $135m Metro-North Station Improvement Initiative funded by the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program.
Following the renovation, White Plains is expected to become more accessible and technologically updated to offer a smooth commuting experience to the passengers.
With the third highest ridership in the Metro-North system after Stamford and Grand Central Terminal, the station serves more than 12,000 people on an average weekday.
MTA chairman Joe Lhota said: “Metro-North Railroad is bringing world-class standards to its stations and facilities, raising the bar for design, functionality and amenities.
“A streamlined design-build process hastens the project’s completion and its end goal of creating a station environment that’s more customer-friendly.
“Long after the renovation at the White Plains station is complete, it will continue to influence improvements at other stations across the railroad’s territory.”
The scope of refurbishment works at the station include the addition of an elevator within the main entrance, functional upgrades to the station’s various entrances, and installation of security cameras and speakers throughout the station.
It also includes the improvement of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards compliant features and the installation of LED lighting, a glass-enclosed waiting area and a refurbished ticket office.
The food vendor space and bathrooms will be renovated, and new ticket vending machines, USB charging points and digital screens to provide train information will be installed to make the station more customer-friendly.
The construction works are expected to continue until December 2020.