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Governor Hochul Press Release - All Aboard: Governor Hochul Celebrates Completion of LIRR Main Line

Third Track Between Floral Park and Hicksville Gives LIRR More Flexibility During Disruptions and Allows for Service Increases When Grand Central Madison Opens This Year

Third Track Project Completed on Schedule and $100 Million Below Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated completion of the Long Island Rail Road's historic Third Track project on time and under budget. The new 9.8-mile track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville, giving the railroad more operational flexibility to minimize service disruptions and increase service by 41 percent systemwide when Grand Central Madison opens later this year, while improving safety and creating true bi-directional LIRR service to fuel the local economy.

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