Long Island Rail Road advances on double-track project

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NEW YORK CITY — State and local officials, including New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, recently gathered to share progress on the Long Island Rail Road’s new double-track project between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma, N.Y., on the railroad’s Ronkonkoma Branch.

Maintenance crews have finished laying new track between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma and track work is already underway between Farmingdale and Central Islip.

"New York State is moving aggressively to bring our mass transit systems into the 21st century — not just to meet the needs of our current population, but to foster smart, sensible and sustainable growth," Cuomo says. "Adding a second track to the Ronkonkoma Branch is a project has been talked about for decades, but was never set into motion…”

When completed, the project will add 13 miles of double track to the branch line.

The track work is on schedule to be completed in 2018.

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