The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is entering the final weeks of construction on its Double Track project along the Ronkonkoma Branch. Due to the work, some temporary weekday peak and off-peak service changes will take place on August 6 to August 10 on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and Port Jefferson branches.
The Double Track Project will improve service and reliability on the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch, as well as for service to Long Island MacArthur Airport. It will also help reduce delays in the event of a service disruption, as most of the 18-mile stretch between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale currently only has one track available to both directions. The project is expected to be completed this summer.