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South Fork Commuter Connection Suspended

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:03
All four commuter connection train trips have been temporarily eliminated.
Christopher Walsh

The South Fork Commuter Connection train and bus service, two east and two westbound Long Island Rail Road trains and the “last mile” shuttle service that takes commuters to commercial centers on weekdays, suspended service on March 27. 

All four commuter connection train trips and the shuttle bus service linked to the trips are temporarily eliminated. The suspension is in effect until further notice. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road, citing a significant drop in ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic, have announced a 35-percent reduction in the overall train schedule. Information on other affected M.T.A./L.I.R.R. transportation services can be found at

Launched one year ago, the commuter connection and last mile shuttle service are an effort to alleviate traffic congestion, particularly the “trade parade” that travels eastward on Montauk Highway in the mornings and returns west in afternoons and evenings.

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