From CBS New York:
The Long Island Rail Road’s Elmhurst station closed in 1985, when ridership was measured in the dozens, but the railroad thinks there might be a reason to reopen it.
LIRR President Helena Williams said there’s been early enthusiasm for the project, which would cost an estimated $30 million, but they want that yearning down in black and white.
So surveys will arrive in the neighborhood mailboxes in early July. It will be in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
“We need evidence that there’s true ridership,” Williams said
Williams said adding a new station to the Port Washington Line would not slow service, especially with improvements being made already.
Rep. Grace Meng said it’s a good fit for a vibrant neighborhood.
Rep. Joe Crowley joined Meng, saying it could be a boost to quality of life.
Not only that, think of the scads more development we can encourage!