The trestle replacement project on the Long Island Rail Road bridges at both North Main Street and Accabonac Road will mean no train service between Southampton and Montauk October 15 through November 10. That includes the commuter shuttle service started this past spring that connects workers who live west of Southampton to their jobs on the South Fork.
Instead, those workers will be able to board buses at the Southampton train station. The Long Island Rail Road will run buses between Southampton and the stations at Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk.
According to East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, workers who currently board Hopper buses when they arrive in East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk will be met by the same buses in Southampton.
Passengers who normally travel to and from points east of Southampton on the South Fork Commuter Connection service will board shuttle busses in Southampton to go east in the morning; the shuttles will continue to pick up westbound PM riders from the usual shuttle stops east of Southampton and bring them to the Southampton station to board the return train trips west. Hampton Jitney will continue to provide the shuttle services to and from Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.
Some shuttles service schedules have been modified to reflect the change in service related to picking up and dropping off at the Southampton station. For detailed information on which shuttle schedules have been changed and their updated timetables, visit www.SFCClirr.com.