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LIRR second track project to begin in June

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)
May 25, 2012 5:50:30 AM PDT
The Long Island Rail Road will start work on a second track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma in July.

Officials say the project should be completed in six years.

The plans were discussed Thursday at the future site of a new train station near Republic Airport in East Farmingdale.

The station will anchor a new commercial and residential development. The plans also include a transit hub with buses serving the Route 100 business corridor.

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