- South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC)
South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC) Shuttle Information
South Fork Commuter Connection
The South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC) is a coordinated rail and bus system created to operate during peak commuting hours, in order to provide workers with a public transportation option to travel.
The service offers local LIRR trips, stopping in Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk, and "last-mile" bus shuttle service to get commuters from train stations to workplaces.
This service started March 4th, 2019. It has operated Monday through Friday year round, except for major legal holidays and Fridays during the summer, excluding a pause in service due to the COVID pandemic.
As of May, 2023, summertime Friday train service will be offered, with the exception of the later afternoon westbound train. To assist commuters in returning west, in lieu of the train, the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton have arranged for bus service to be offered for that trip.
Commuters west of the canal are encouraged to park at an LIRR station west of the canal, then ride the train to their destination east of the canal. At the stations east of the canal, ‘Last mile’ shuttle services will bring riders to the Villages, hamlets and employment centers. Late afternoon bus and train services will return riders to their stations of origin.
The LIRR fare is $3.25 each way, which includes the train ride and local ‘last mile’ shuttle services. For complete details please see our FAQ section.
For more information, please visit: SFCC
Information is also available by emailing SFCC@Ehamptonny.gov or by calling the LIRR Customer Service Center (CSC): (718) 217-LIRR or 718-217-5477. Customers can also access the LIRR CSC through calling 511 and saying “LIRR” at the prompt.
Below is the LIRR service schedule beginning May24, 2023.
Trips highlighted in green with the SFCC designation will offer connecting ‘last mile’ shuttle services.
Please note that the enhanced LIRR schedule now offers many trips in addition to the SFCC focused trips.
'Last Mile' Connecting Shuttle Service
Shuttle Bus Overview
The shuttles are operated by the Hampton Hopper. Riders will only be allowed to board the shuttle with a valid voucher obtained with the purchase of a LIRR ticket specific for the South Fork Commuter Connection. Drop offs may occur at any safe location along the route. Return riders will only be taken to the LIRR station. Riders can flag or wave the bus down at any safe location along the route or notify Hampton Hopper of a requested pickup at least one hour prior. Communicate with the Hampton Hopper by sending a text message to 631-259-7076. Shuttle Bus Routes
As detailed on the tabbed links by station, destinations and schedules vary by station, so please review this information. Shuttle schedules and routes are flexible and subject to change based on demand, time of the year and traffic conditions. Planned shuttle service changes will be flagged and posted in advance.
Click on the link below for shuttle services where you disembark
Fare & Ticketing Information
The fare is $3.25 one way, and includes the train ride and local 'last-mile' shuttle services. One-way and round-trip tickets are valid for 60 days and can be purchased from Daily Ticket Machines as well as Full-Service Ticket Machines. Full-Service Ticket Machines sell all ticket types, including weekly (valid Saturday through Friday) and monthly tickets. All ticket types can be purchased via the MTA's mobile ticketing application, "MTA e Tix".
Parking East Of The Canal
Regulations are in place at most of the station parking lots east of the
canal. If you are considering parking in one of these lots, please
contact the municipality in which the lot is located for more information.
Parking West Of The Canal
There is plenty of free parking at the Speonk and Westhampton train station lots for commuters. Free parking is also available in Hampton Bays along Good Ground Rd. adjacent to the HB train station; and the Town is creating additional parking adjacent to the railroad off of Ponquogue Avenue. Please do not park in private and/or commercial parking lots near the station.
511NY Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Program
Offers a free ride home during an emergency or unexpected situation. Members will have a total of $300/yr to provide transportation home between 2 providers:
Uber & Lyft
The following list are examples of valid reasons to utilize the program: Medical emergency, Family emergency, unscheduled overtime, Carpool vehicle or bike break downs. The GRP may not be used for: Personal errands or travel, pre-planned medical or dental appointments, business related travel, non-emergency side trips on the way home, trips to work. Must register at 511NY Rideshare website & be approved before using the program.
LIRR Bike Policy
All South Fork Commuter Connection trains are considered Off-Peak, and bicycles may be brought on board, in accordance with LIRR bike polices. For more information please visit: https://new.mta.info/guides/bikes.