South Fork Commuter Connection
The South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC) is a coordinated rail and bus system created to operate during peak commuting hours in order to provide workers with a public transportation travel option.
This service started on Monday, March 4, 2019. It will operate Monday through Friday year-round, except for major legal holidays and except on Fridays during the summer.
The service offers local LIRR trips, stopping in Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk. Select trains will connect with ‘last-mile’ shuttle bus service to nearby workplaces and employment centers.
The schedule below will be in effect through Monday, October 14, 2019.
*Effective September 3, 2019, the 4:52 PM westbound train from Montauk has been extended from Hampton Bays to Westhampton.
Note: Regular weekday train service will operate on Monday, October 14, Columbus Day.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 15, and continuing through Friday, November 8, buses will substitute for trains between Southampton and Montauk as LIRR forces replace the bridges at Accabonac Road and North Main Street in East Hampton. Vehicle strikes to these two low-clearance,125-year-old bridges have been the source of numerous service disruptions. The increased clearance of the new bridges will improve safety and service reliability.
During this time, SFCC shuttle buses will pick up customers at Southampton Station and provide transportation to regularly scheduled destinations, and reverse the process in the evening – maintaining a one-seat bus ride for affected customers for the duration of this service change. See below for details on this service change.
SFCC Weekday Schedule - Effective October 15 - November 8, 2019
Note: Additional weekend service changes will be in effect on the Montauk Branch from October 7 – November 10, 2019. Look for Special Trackwork Timetables for details on busing schedules and connecting train service, available at stations and terminals and online at mta.info/lirr.
‘LAST-MILE’ CONNECTING SHUTTLE SERVICE
Click the following links for connecting shuttle service schedules:
Southampton, La versión en español Southampton
Bridgehampton, La versión en español Bridgehampton
Bridgehampton - View Bus or Reserve - Reservation suggested
East Hampton Village, Amagansett, & Montauk
Destinations and schedules will vary by station, so please review carefully. Shuttle schedules and routes are flexible and subject to change based on demand, time of the year and traffic conditions. Advance notice will be provided for any planned shuttle service changes. Payment for the last-mile shuttle is included in the train ticket purchase; see Fare & Ticketing Information.
FARE & TICKETING INFORMATION
The fare is $4.25 one-way for any travel between Speonk and Montauk, and includes the train ride and local ‘last-mile’ shuttle services.
Tickets may be purchased from Full-Service Ticket Machines at stations listed below, under the Deals & Getaways menu. Tickets are good for travel in either direction and are valid for 60 days from the date of purchase.
Please note that the SFCC ticket is a package ticket, with two parts: an LIRR ticket and a voucher for shuttle bus services that must be presented in order to board the buses. Please be sure to wait until both the ticket and voucher have been deposited into the Ticket Machine tray. As this package ticket includes a shuttle voucher, it cannot be purchased on the train or through MTA eTix.
Effective, March 4, Full-Service Ticket Machines will be available at the following stations:
We recommend buying tickets for both rides in the AM to prepare for the return trip, as a ticket must be presented before boarding the shuttles.
Commuters traveling from west of the Shinnecock Canal are encouraged to park at an LIRR station west of the canal (Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays), then ride the train to their destination east of the canal. At the stations east of the canal, ‘last-mile’ shuttle services will bring riders to the Villages, hamlets and employment centers. Late-afternoon bus and train services will return riders to their stations of origin.
Parking West of the Canal:
Free, unrestricted parking is available at the LIRR's Speonk and Westhampton stations. Free, unrestricted parking is also available at Hampton Bays Station, along Good Ground Road. Please do not park in private and/or commercial parking lots near the stations.
Parking East of the Canal:
Regulations are in place at most of the station parking lots east of the canal. If you are considering parking in one of these lots, please contact the municipality in which the lot is located for more information.
THE 511NY RIDESHARE
511NY Rideshare is New York State's home for ride-matching, commuter and traveler services that can help you find a smarter and greener way to get where you're going. Visit 511NY Rideshare to learn about their guaranteed-ride program for public transportation users.
LIRR BIKE POLICY
All South Fork Commuter Connection trains are considered Off-Peak, and bicycles may be brought on board, in accordance with LIRR bike policies.
Information is also available by emailing SFCC@ehamptonny.gov, SFCC@southamptontownny.gov; or by calling the LIRR Customer Service Center (CSC): (718) 217-LIRR or 718-217-5477. Customers can also access the LIRR CSC through calling 511 and saying “LIRR” at the prompt.
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