I don't see that happening, twenty years ago when the DC/DM30's and C3 cars arrived the LIRR made the promise that with the new fleet there would be no changing at Jamaica to get to Penn Station. They promised a full-on trip from Montauk, Speonk, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, and Oyster Bay to Penn Station. The third track (which will be to the South of the current EB track) will become a local track, while the current EB track will be an express track. All the stations between Hicksville and Floral Park will still be two platforms with the middle track being express.rr503 wrote:For third track, yes. I’m asking whether or not that holds true in assessments of making OB into a shuttle — the new interlocking config at Mineola seems to beg that course of action.Jeff Smith wrote:There will still be only two platforms at Mineola.
On a side note, viaduct supports and buttresses are being erected at Floral Park at the fork where the Main Line continues straight and the Hempstead Branch diverts to the right.