Gathering Team Member
- Aug 24, 2003
The North Shore Branch of LIRR to Port Jeff may yet get electrified all the way to Port Jeff from Huntington, the current end of electrification, with the settlement of the massive Superfund Site in Port Jeff. If it happens then Port Jeff Station will move to west of Rt 112, removing a grade crossing within station limits apparently.
Officials hope to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to purchase 42 acres to expand a nearby train station and relocate Port Jefferson train station west from its location east of State Route 112. The move would give MTA the space necessary for the infrastructure needed to electrify the LIRR’s northern branch, officials said.
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A Suffolk County nonprofit plans to sell portions of a Superfund property at Port Jefferson Station for more than $ 17 million in unpaid taxes, while another portion of the property is being reserved for a potential railroad or train station, so several officials familiar with the company...