The electrification of the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson Branch is back on the table, and government officials say they’re optimistic about the prospect, since now there’s some money to fund the idea.
New York State Sen. Jim Gaughran (D-Northport) during an informal interview May 9 at the Huntington train station, where he was personally handing out commuter surveys, said he predicts that the line will become fully electrified within the next five years.
Morning commuters at the Huntington station where many switch trains to go both east and west. Photo by Donna Deedy
“It’s been talked about for decades,” he said. “It’s time to make it happen.”
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