Bayside residents living adjacent to a noisy rail yard can expect a reprieve for at least 18 months, according to the Long Island Rail Road.
As the Queens Tribune has previously reported, the rail yard, located between 215th Street and 220th Street along the LIRR’s Port Washington line, has long been a cause of concern for neighbors, who complained at this month’s Community Board 11 meeting that the site was home to idling engines that make noise deep into the night, foul smells, garbage and inappropriate behavior from workers.
But according to the LIRR, the track work project—which involved resurfacing the tracks along the Port Washington line between Bayside and Great Neck—wrapped up on Feb. 26. This should result in a dramatic decrease in noise, and no large-scale construction projects will take place for at least 18 months, according to LIRR spokesman Aaron Donovan.
Some residents, however, don’t foresee a permanent solution.