Smithtown (LIRR station)
Eastern view of the Smithtown Station House.
|Connections||Suffolk County Transit: S45, S56, S58|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||Yes; Free and Town of Smithtown permits|
|Bicycle facilities||Yes; Bike Rack|
|Owned by||MTA (LIRR)|
|Ticket vending machines
Smithtown is a station on the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located off a low bridge over NY 25 – 25A along Redwood Lane between NY 25-25A and Landing Avenue. in Smithtown, New York. Though officially located as being on Redwood Lane, Hagstroms' Suffolk County Atlas still shows the station as being located on Scott Lane, which runs from NY 25-25A to Redwood Lane. Smithtown Station was originally built in 1872 by the Smithtown and Port Jefferson Railroad, and rebuilt in 1937. It has been a transfer point from a dual-track line to a single track line. A freight spur exists west of the bridge under Brooksite Drive.
The station contains a mural along the track side of the station called "Nissequogue Passages," by Robert Carioscia, which was sponsored by the Smithtown Township Arts Council in 1989. One other feature that makes Smithown station so unique is that the eastbound (Port Jefferson) platform is on the north side of the tracks, while the westbound (New York City) platform is on the south side of the tracks. Usually at LIRR stations with two tracks, this pattern is reversed.
Platforms and tracks
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. The Port Jefferson Branch has two tracks here.
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- Official LIRR station information page for Smithtown
- Station timetable for Smithtown
- Smithtown Station from NY 25-25A Bridge; Winter 1984
- Smithtown Station from NY 25-25A Bridge; December 6, 2006
- Smithtown, Long Island, Train Station (Maggie Blanck.com)
- Main Street entrance from Google Maps Street View