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Shuttle Buses to Run for Commuters

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:54
There will be no Long Island Rail Road train service between Southampton and Montauk from Oct. 15 to Nov. 10 while two trestles are replaced.
Durell Godfrey

When the Long Island Rail Road shuts down train service between Southampton and Montauk from Oct. 15 to Nov. 10 to replace two trestles in East Hampton, East Hampton Town will provide bus service for commuters, Town Supervisor Peter Von Scoyoc announced on Thursday. 

The L.I.R.R. will be replacing the railroad trestles that cross North Main Street and Accabonac Road in East Hampton Village during that time, and while train service is interrupted, it will provide buses from Southampton that will stop at train stations further east. 

The town, on the other hand, will provide a more customized bus service with the Hampton Hopper, the shuttle used by riders of the South Fork Commuter Connection trains. 

"Those buses will go directly to East Hampton and follow established routes to drop riders at or near their work places," said Mr. Von Scoyoc. 

Unlike the L.I.R.R.'s buses, the Hampton Hopper's shuttles will be able to vary their routes to avoid traffic, but they will not stop at train stations. 


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