SFCC East Hampton Route 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.
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.
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".
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.