Home Depot using LI rail terminal to transport supplies

Officials tell Newsday that freight trains have started bringing construction supplies to the terminal on Sills Road in Yaphank.

Officials tell Newsday that freight trains have started bringing construction supplies to the terminal on Sills Road in Yaphank. (3/27/13)

BROOKHAVEN - According to reports, Home Depot is using the Brookhaven Rail Terminal to bring construction supplies to its stores across the region.

The move is expected to generate dozens of jobs.

Officials tell Newsday that freight trains have started bringing construction supplies to the terminal on Sills Road in Yaphank.

Home Depot's move to use freight trains instead of trucks is expected to eliminate thousands of trucks on our roads.

Terminal officials also say it will help create 85 new jobs and a new warehouse at the terminal. 

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