Several extensions planned
In 2019, the LIRR expects to complete a project to add a second track along its Main Line between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma to relieve crowding.
In 2023, the LIRR expects to complete the long-anticipated East Side Access project, allowing trains to access Grand Central Terminal.
The Long Island Rail Road (reporting mark LI), legally known as the Long Island Rail Road Company and often abbreviated as the LIRR, is a commuter rail system in New York, stretching from Manhattan to the eastern tip of Suffolk County on Long Island.
It is the second busiest commuter railroad in North America after its sister railroad, the Metro-North Railroad, serving nearly 335,000 passengers daily, and is one of the only commuter systems in the world that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.[
In 2019, the LIRR completes a project to add a second track along its Main Line. Currently, there is only double track from Bethpage to the site of the former Republic Station (east of Farmingdale), and again from Deer Park to Brentwood.
Passing sidings exist east of Wyandanch, and at Central Islip.
The Third Main Line Track and electrification expansions were planned in conjunction with the commencement of service to Grand Central Terminal.
The project, which was placed on hold in 2008, since local politicians in the affected areas, between Floral Park and Hicksville, was opposed to the plan and expressed concerns about the effects of the construction and train noise from eventual increase in service.
The third track on the Main Line would aid in relieving the crowding on the Main Line which is expected to grow after the East Side Access project is complete. It also includes the elimination of several grade crossings.
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