Everyone - Here is the 3TC update for October 2022:
https://lirrexpansion.com/2022/09/30/up ... ober-2022/
As previously posted the LIRR General Order placing Track 2 in service between Nassau 3 and Divide through
Carle Place and Westbury is the most significant news of the month - for all intents and purposes completes
the construction of the third track for the entire 10.1 mile Main Line route between Floral Park and Hicksville.
Stopped briefly at Carle Place and Westbury during the PM Peak hours on Friday September 30th...
12 bridge plates are in place at the east end(s) of Platform B at both CPL and WBY stations allowing
the first six cars east to platform - My hunch is that there is still some additional work needed for the
new Track 2 to become fully operational - that may be part of this weekend October 1-2 track outage...
Look for Track 2 to be in service through CPL and WBY for the AM Peak period Monday October 3rd...
The only other weekend track outage scheduled is October 29-30...There is additional mention that
there may be other weekend Main Line track work if necessary for additional construction...
There are some stretches of track with wood ties still in service - such as a segment of Track 3 west of CPL
to the Nassau 3 area - during upcoming track work possibly during weekend outages the TLS may be used
to install new concrete ties - keeping the same rails in use. When welded rails are to be replaced the new
rails are placed alongside both sides of the track in question - a good example of this is along the Central
Branch in the West Babylon area currently...Also note that the Mineola photo in the current 3TC update
shows the recently replaced wood ties through the station area on center Track 1...
Fall 2022 is going to be remembered as a memorable period in LIRR history with three tracks in service on
the Main Line and ESA/GCT Madison opening in December in time for the Holiday Season...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS