Beginning January 13, 2020, riders on the South Fork Commuter Connection will no longer pay the additional one dollar charge for bus service. 

Riders on the South Fork Commuter Connection will pay $3.25 each way for the Long Island Railroad ticket. The bus service from the train to the rider’s destination, commonly referred to as the last mile, which is provided by East Hampton and Southampton Towns and had been $1, will now be free. 

In addition to saving money, this change in fare policy will streamline ticketing by allowing riders to purchase regular LIRR daily tickets, weekly tickets and monthly passes.  They will also be able to order their tickets through the LIRR ‘e ticketing’ app.

The South Fork Commuter Connection was created last March in an effort to get more commuters on the South Fork to use the train.  It has grown three times in popularity since its inception.  But the town wants to provide more incentive to riders to get on board.   

For more information about schedules for the South Fork Commuter Connection go to   

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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