MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:43 am
Agreed - The LIRR Ronkonkoma-Greenport "Scoot" is the LIRR's least-run service.
More For the Record: The LIRR line with the lowest ridership in the system is the West Hempstead Branch...
I would imagine the Greenport Scoot has lower total ridership than the West Hempstead Branch (It's just that it's likely lumped in with the Ronkonkoma Branch statistics)
They should really revamp the Greenport Scoot schedule so that alternating trains terminate at Riverhead and the span is longer. This will be easier once East Side Access opens since there will be more frequent electric service to connect it to. Using the proposed Ronkonkoma Branch schedule as a baseline, a good connecting service could be as follows:
Leaves Ronkonkoma 3:41am, arrives Riverhead 4:25am, arrives Greenport 5:05am
Leaves Greenport 5:24am, arrives Riverhead 6:02am, arrives Ronkonkoma 6:48am
Leaves Ronkonkoma 7:25am, arrives Riverhead 8:09am, arrives Greenport 8:49am
Leaves Greenport 9:27am, arrives Riverhead 10:05am, arrives Ronkonkoma 10:51am
Leaves Ronkonkoma 11:28am, arrives Riverhead 12:12pm
Leaves Riverhead 12:34pm, arrives Ronkonkoma 1:20pm
Leaves Ronkonkoma 1:58pm, arrives Riverhead 2:42pm, arrives Greenport 3:22pm
Leaves Greenport 3:59pm, arrives Riverhead 4:37pm, arrives Ronkonkoma 5:23pm
Leaves Ronkonkoma 5:54pm, arrives Riverhead 6:38pm
Leaves Riverhead 7:05pm, arrives Ronkonkoma 7:51pm
Leaves Ronkonkoma 8:14pm, arrives Riverhead 8:58pm, arrives Greenport 9:38pm
Leaves Greenport 9:54pm, arrives Riverhead 10:32pm, arrives Ronkonkoma 11:18pm
Alternatively, the 11:28am out of Ronkonkoma can run to Greenport, arriving at 12:52pm, then turning for a 1:27pm to Ronkonkoma (arriving 2:51pm). Then turn for a 3:28pm to Riverhead (arriving 4:12pm) and then a 4:37pm to Ronkonkoma (arriving at 5:23pm and contining the rest of the PM rush schedule as above)
Weekends, the full summer schedule should be 4:58am, 8:58am, 3:28pm, and 7:28pm out of Ronkonkoma to Greenport (with a 12:58pm Ronkonkoma-Riverhead)
Going back should be 6:54am, 10:54am, 5:27pm, and 9:27pm out of Greenport to Ronkonkoma, with a 2:05pm out of Riverhead to Ronkonkoma.
Riders on the Riverhead short-turn have the option of using the S92 to connect to/from Greenport.