WESTBURY, N.Y. — The Long Island Rail Road’s long-awaited is now officially complete.
Gov. Kathy Hochul made the announcement Monday, after nearly five years of construction and decades of debate.
The additional track, built alongside the existing two, runs 10 miles from Floral Park to Hicksville.
“What does this mean for Long Islanders? Well, it’s great, they all start with the letter ‘F.’ Fewer delays, faster commutes and more frequent trips,” Hochul said.
Officials say the new track will increase LIRR service by 40%.