OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A new service is coming to the Long Island Rail Road that’s designed to give faster, shorter rides.
The planned “scoot” trains would offer faster, more frequent service between the following places: Brooklyn and Jamaica; Oyster Bay and Mineola; and Ronkonkoma and Riverhead.
“The idea is get customers out of their cars, into trains and use more frequent services as a way to attract them,” LIRR President Helena Williams told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “The benefit is to our riders who say ‘Gee, I could leave my car at home if I knew there was a train that I could catch, but if I have to wait two hours, I don’t want to wait for a train, I’ll take my car.'”