The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is considering relocating its existing Yaphank Station to a new site east of the present station to better meet current and future transportation demands associated with existing and future commercial and residential economic development projects in Central and Eastern Suffolk County. By taking advantage of the ground work laid out by Suffolk County and their Master Plan, this study will put the LIRR in a better position to leverage current and future commercial and residential economic development opportunities to offer more attractive service to LIRR customers.
The LIRR has hired a consultant to assist the Railroad in selecting and evaluating potential sites for a new station in diesel territory. The goal of this project is to identify a site for the new station, examine the project according to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and prepare preliminary design documents which will be utilized to award one or more design/build contract(s).
Once constructed, this project will provide improved rail transportation access for residents, employers, and employees in this rapidly growing area of the County.