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Main Line 2nd track

Postby FrankAndCindy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:19 am

Hello everyone, Does anyone have an update on the Main Line double track program? Thanks Frank and Cindy
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby geico » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:24 am

Do you meant the 3rd track from Floral Park to Hicksville or

Do you mean the 2nd track from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma?

There are already existing threads on both
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby MattAmity90 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Before you go on both threads:

-The only pieces of evidence of a third Mainline track from Floral Park to Hicksville is a signal gantry was taken down and replaced with pedestal signals, and ballast work just West near Track 1 at Hicksville.

-For the Double Track project of the Ronkonkoma Branch, the entire second track has been laid from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma. Third rail has been installed to 95% of the new track, construction continues at PInelawn and Wyandanch, work is being done at what was once KO Interlocking but is now POND so now KO is located to the East into the yard. New switches have been put in place, new pedestal signals (look like traffic lights that you see for PTC), and finally the only areas that aren't connected are at FARM and BRENT.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby FrankAndCindy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:44 pm

Hello everyone, Thanks for the update on the main line east of Farmingdale. Frank and Cindy
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:54 pm

I'm glad to hear that about the 2nd track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma! I am looking forward to the benefits of that much needed second track.
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby Head-end View » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:41 pm

MattAmity90, that was an excellent summary. :-D
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby MattAmity90 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:17 am

Head-end View wrote:MattAmity90, that was an excellent summary. :-D


There's really not that much left to do, but they need to put railing at Pinelawn and platform lights at Pinelawn and Wyandanch. I also forgot to mention that the following areas (some I'm repeating) have not had the second track connected.

-BRENT at Brentwood.
-JS at Deer Park.
-FARM in between Farmingdale and Pinelawn at the sight of the former Republic station.

If you are traveling from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station the train will do the following:

-Go through POND on the linear track to the North of the main running track that now runs through Pond Road where the new track is connected.
-Travel through the new switch that goes from the new track to the already existing track.
-Stop at Central Islip at Platform B.
-Run on the new track through the new Central Islip Interlocking where it switches to the track that has always been in service.
-Normal from there on.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.
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Re: Main Line 2nd track

Postby berlintransit » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:19 am

Hey everyone,

http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/ ... 0_LIRR.pdf LIRR Committee Meeting July 2018 - p.46 - 49

Construction Schedule
* Weekend outages Farmingdale - Ronkonkoma on August 4-5, August 11-12, August 18-19 & August 25-26
* August 6-10 second track Deer Park - Brentwood out of service, single tracking Farmingdale - Central Islip, it seems Central Islip - Ronkonkoma will already be used in double track configuration in this time
* during weekdays until August 4 and from August 13, special schedules for single tracking within Central Islip are in place

September 4 timetable change: completion of the Main Line Second Track Project Farmingdale - Ronkonkoma
* Train 2300, the 6:07 AM Reverse Peak train from Penn Station to Farmingdale, will be extended to Ronkonkoma, arr. 7:30 AM, with new connection to Train 202 to Greenport
* Train 2351, the 6:25 PM Reverse Peak train from Farmingdale to Penn Station (arriving 7:22 PM), will be extended to originate at Ronkonkoma at 5:57 PM
* Train 2355, the 7:00 PM Reverse Peak train from Farmingdale to Penn Station (arriving 7:56 PM), will be extended to originate at Ronkonkoma at 6:36 PM, making connections from Train 253 from Yaphank
* Train 2008, the 7:39 AM train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma, will add stops at Bethpage and Wyandanch
* Train 2061, the 4:48 PM train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station, will add stops at Brentwood and Wyandanch
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