Maloney, Area Civic Leaders Call on MTA to Make Promised Sunnyside LIRR Station a Reality

A group of Queens politicians and community leaders renewed calls on Monday for a Long Island Rail Road station in Sunnyside, promised two decades ago as part of the massive East Side Access project, to come to fruition in light of the area’s significant growth and changes.

Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney, joined by groups like the Hunters Point Civic Association, the LIC Partnership, and members of Community Boards 1 and 2, urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at a press conference yesterday to appropriate funds at last toward the proposed Sunnyside station to keep up with western Queens’ population boom.

“Nearly 20 years have passed since Long Island City was promised a new station in Sunnyside Yards and it is way past time for the state to deliver,” Maloney said. “We need a transportation system that recognizes and accommodates the growing number of riders on our railways and one that recognizes our city’s changing commuting patterns.”

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