Town Officials Say Ridership is Building on Commuter Connection

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Riders at the Bridgehampton train station are able to take a shuttle bus directly to their places of work. Peter Boody photo

A month after the launch of the South Fork Commuter Connection, Southampton Town officials this week said that the service’s ridership has more than doubled in growth since the commuter train and bus service began in early March.

According to a press release issued by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s office, last week nearly 100 riders used bus shuttles from area train stations to commute to downtown centers compared to roughly 40 during the first week of service. “We expect those numbers will continue to climb as people discover this alternative solution to sitting in traffic,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

The South Fork Commuter Connection costs $4.25 each way and includes the shuttle bus. The schedule features two trains in the morning, the first originating in Speonk at 6:16 a.m. and arriving in Amagansett by 7:08 a.m. The second train originates in Hampton Bays, departing at 8:26 a.m. and travels to Montauk by 9:25 a.m. There are two afternoon trains that return from Montauk at 2:48 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., arriving in Speonk by 4:14 p.m. and in Hampton Bays by 5:43 p.m., respectively.

To learn more about the schedules and shuttle bus destinations, visit sfccLIRR.com

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