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Long Island South Fork Commuter Connection Train To Resume Service In The Fall

Frank Franklin II

A popular commuter train to the Hamptons in eastern Long Island will be back in service this fall. The South Fork Commuter Connection was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.

The service adds two Long Island Rail Road trains each morning and afternoon between Montak and Speonk. It also provides a “last-mile” shuttle service from stations to downtown businesses.

LIRR records show ridership more than doubled after the service was added in March 2019.

The fare costs $4.25 one-way including the shuttle.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.