On September 21st, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined LIRR President Phillip Eng and MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber to officially open the second track of the LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch and rededicate the branch’s rebuilt and fully-accessible Wyandanch Station. The second track of the Ronkonkoma Branch and the renovation of Wyandanch Station are just two of 100 projects, from Penn Station to the East End of Long Island which, once completed, will constitute the biggest transformation of the LIRR in a century.
The full benefits of this second track will be unlocked once the proposed third track between Floral Park and Hicksville is completed and the LIRR begins service to Grand Central Terminal. The new tracks will expand capacity and reduce delays which, along with the renewal of stations across the system, will improve train travel on Long Island every day for thousands of passengers. Double Track is the first large-scale component of Governor Cuomo’s LIRR Modernization program to be completed.
Read more about the project opening here.