The Long Island Rail Road has made schedule changes in response to requests from local officials and transportation advocates over the past year.
One of those changes, which went into effect Monday, is the addition of a weekday train leaving Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving at Penn Station in Manhattan at 12:33 p.m.
Riverhead Town officials are hoping to get grant money to fund two major projects.
One is the so-called scoot train, which would run between the Riverhead and Greenport train stations while establishing a series of “feeder” bus loops to take riders from the stations to other nearby attractions. READ
An effort to increase train service to the East End has come one step closer to fruition, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) announced in a press release Monday.
Update (Monday): A 26-year-old Riverhead man is recovering from injuries sustained on Saturday when he was clipped by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train just east of Mill Road, according to MTA Police. READ
Riders of the Long Island Rail Road will no longer have to scramble to buy tickets at the station in the waning seconds before the doors to their train close. READ
Long Island Rail Road officials announced Monday year-round weekend train service between Penn Station and Greenport will be restored.
Improved rail service on the East End will be the topic of an upcoming meeting between town and village officials and representatives from the Long Island Rail Road, according to South Fork Assemblyman Fred Thiele. READ
Plans for so-called scoot trains, which were once envisioned as a way of increasing Long Island Rail Road service to the North Fork, have been put on hold after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority learned the trains are incompatible with the LIRR’s network.