No, last year they announced that the Central Branch was going to be electrified, but I'm shocked that Port Jefferson electrification is on the table. Phillip Eng is bringing new life into the LIRR, and he wants to get the job done unlike previous presidents. When it was electrified to Huntington, they converted Port Jefferson through Greenlawn to high-level platforms in anticipation. Instead they double-tracked from AMOTT to just West of Huntington, and electrified the Ronkonkoma Branch for the customers in the Central Corridor of Suffolk County. Before 1987, electrified service in Suffolk County was limited to only 6 stations. Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor on the PJ Branch along with Babylon, Lindenhurst, Copiague, and Amityville on the Babylon Branch. The electrification of the Ronkonkoma Branch brought electrified service to Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Brentwood, Deer Park, Wyandanch, and the Pinelawn cemetery in Suffolk, along with Farmingdale and Bethpage in Nassau.
If they do the long overdue electrification to Port Jefferson, it will be done in phases, and it won't be the only construction for the project.
-First phase will probably go to Northport.
-Second phase will have it go to Smithtown.
-Third and final phase will go to Port Jefferson.
-Double-tracking in certain areas (Northport has plenty of space to the South of the ROW for a second track).
-Track and tie replacement work.
-Grade crossing renewal.
-Rehabilitation of platforms such as Platform B at Greenlawn, along with construction of additional platforms at Northport, St. James, and Port Jefferson. Some tracks would be ripped out at Port Jefferson to make room,
-Route 112/Main Street crossing being converted to a fully-four quadrant gated crossing (like Little Neck Parkway).
-Port Jefferson yard converted to electric with a few more tracks laid.
-Would be interesting to what they would do with the linear/siding track in between Huntington and the Park Avenue grade crossing.
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This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.