South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC) Shuttle Information
The South Fork Commuter Connection was suspended in March 2020 as a result of Covid-19. The LIRR will assess when it will be feasible to restore this service in the future.
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. This service started March 4th, 2019 and operated Monday through Friday year round, except for major legal holidays and Fridays during the summer, offering local LIRR trips, stopping in Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk.
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.
This service starts March 4th, 2019. It will operate Monday through Friday year round, except for major legal holidays and Fridays during the summer.
The service offers local LIRR trips, stopping in Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk.
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 $4.25 each way, which includes the train ride and local ‘last mile’ shuttle services. For complete details please see our FAQ section.
Detailed schedule and service information can be found by clicking on the appropriate links below.
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 March 4th and operating through May 23rd. (The summer schedule will be posted in early May.)
Trips highlighted in yellow 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.
Fare & Ticketing Information
The fare is $4.25 one way for any travel between Speonk and Montauk. Tickets may be purchased at the stations listed below, using the ticket vending machines. Tickets are good in either direction and are valid for 60 days from the date of purchase. We strongly encourage riders to purchase two tickets at the time of purchase to simplify travel.
South Fork Commuter Connection Tickets are located under "Special Deals & Promotions". The train ticket will be a two-part ticket. One part will be collected by the train conductor to pay for the train ride. The second part of the ticket must be given to the shuttle bus driver prior to boarding the shuttle. Payment for the last mile shuttle is included in the train ticket purchase; see fare & ticketing information below. Please purchase two tickets at the time of purchase so you will have your afternoon bus transportation voucher.
Stations with full service ticket vending machines that sell SFCC tickets:
Speonk; West Hampton; Hampton Bays; Southampton
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.
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.