Long Island Rail Road third track project completed

Long Island Rail Road third track project completed

Gov. Hochul and MTA officials announced the completion of the Long Island Rail Road third track project yesterday.
The new 9.8-mile track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville — giving the railroad more operational flexibility. The LIRR says the added capacity will allow them to boost service on its Main Line, and to more quickly recover from unexpected service disruptions.
The $2.5 billion project begin construction in 2019.
The third track project is part of the LIRR main line expansion project, which officials say now only has minor station work left to complete.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)