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Jun 7, 2018 12:50 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Trains Begin Making Stops At Temporary Platform In Shinnecock Hills Ahead Of Tournament

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng steps off of the first train to service a temporary train platform at Shinnecock Hills, with the U.S. Open trophy in hand. GREG WEHNER
Jun 11, 2018 3:11 PM

Preparations continue to get underway for next week’s 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. A temporary train platform is now in service for the duration of the tournament.

On Thursday morning, Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng stepped of the first train to service the platform, with the U.S. Open trophy in hand.

Mr. Eng was greeted by USGA Managing Director of U.S. Open Championships Reg Jones, and they shook hands and exchanged hats.

Trains began stopping at the Shinnecock Hills station on Thursday, to allow those wishing to visit the U.S. Open merchandise tent to get a head start before the tournament. A timetable for the temporary platform is available on the Long Island Rail Road’s website.

“If you want to get to the event on time, you should take the Long Island Rail Road,” Mr. Eng said on Thursday. “You should take advantage of that because the road here, we know, is very constrained and we want to make sure that folks enjoy the event.”

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