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New Long Island Railroad timetables that go into effect Monday, Nov. 13 will include a new westbound train departing Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving in New York City at 12:33 p.m. The train will make all local stops between Greenport and Ronkonkoma.

The existing daytime roundtrip to and from Greenport is moved two hours later, effective Nov. 13. It will depart Penn Station at 11:14 a.m. and arrive in Greenport at 2:06 p.m. It will depart Greenport at 2:43 p.m.

The “Jury Train,” which operated from Deer Park to Riverhead at 8:55 a.m. attracted only light ridership and is being repurposed to allow for the additional Greenport service. It is still possible to travel by train to Riverhead in time for jury duty on newly scheduled Train 202, which arrives at Riverhead 8:14 a.m. The train originates at Ronkonkoma at 7:30 a.m. and stops at Medford and Yaphank in route to Riverhead. The post-Jury Duty return departs Riverhead at 3:21 p.m. en route to Ronkonkoma for a connecting train to Penn Station.

Rush hour service on the North Fork is not changing.

The desire to have an early afternoon arrival in New York City had been one of the top requests made by a coalition of local elected officials and community members who have been working with the LIRR to enhance East End train service.

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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.