South Fork Commuter Connection Service Returns


Uninterrupted service on the South Fork Commuter Connection will resume on November 11 as work to replace two train trestles in East Hampton will finish the day before.

According to a press release from the Town of Southampton, two train bridges that were constructed more than 100 years ago were replaced at Accabonac Road and North Main Street to increase safety and vehicular height limits.

The $21 million upgrades began in the middle of October, and since then, commuters heading to points east of Southampton Village were offered transportation on Hampton Hopper and Hampton Jitney buses.

In the interim, the Accabonac train trestle was removed on October 16, resulting in Accabonac Road being closed periodically through October 28.

Work on the North Main Street bridge is expected to continue through November 10, and will also result in periodic road closures.

The South Fork Commuter Connection kicked off in March, and was created to offer workers an alternative to sitting in traffic during the morning and evening rush.

The service runs between Speonk and Montauk.

Additionally, bus service offered by the Hampton Hopper and Hampton Jitney is offered to help get commuters to their destinations from the train station — at a cost of $3.25 each way.