Cuomo Announces Completion of New Track for LIRR Double Track
Governor Cuomo announced the completion of new track laying between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for the LIRR Double Track project. The work on the final phase between Farmingdale and Central Islip is already underway and on schedule to be completed in 2018.
The Double Track, extending from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma, will dramatically reduce delays on the LIRR and enable more off peak service in both directions by adding 13 miles of parallel track.
Together with the full MTA eTix rollout, the LIRR Third Track proposal on the Main Line, East Side Access, and four new Metro-North Stations in the Bronx, the milestone reached moves the MTA's commuter rail priorities forward in the Governor's $100 billion Infrastructure and Development Plan for New York.
New York State LECET attended the event with Local 1298 who has been working on this project and will continue as it progresses.