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Amagansett is a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, at Main Street (NY 27) and Abrahms Landing Road (former Suffolk CR 33A) in Amagansett, New York.

Amagansett
Amagansett Station - platform.jpg
The platform at Amagansett in November 2014, facing towards East Hampton.
LocationMain Street & Abrahms Landing Road
Amagansett, New York
Coordinates40°58′48″N 72°07′57″W / 40.98°N 72.1325°W / 40.98; -72.1325Coordinates: 40°58′48″N 72°07′57″W / 40.98°N 72.1325°W / 40.98; -72.1325
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsBus transport Suffolk County Transit: 10C
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone14
History
Opened1895
Closed1909, 1964
Rebuilt1910, 1965, 2001
Traffic
Passengers (2006)4[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
Terminus
Former services
East Hampton   Montauk Branch   Napeague Beach

HistoryEdit

 
The former freight depot at Amagansett in November 2014

Amagansett station was opened on June 1, 1895, by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad, and closely resembled stations such as Sea Cliff and the former East Williston Depot, but lacked the second story and gingerbread woodwork trim that these depots contained. It was burned to the ground in 1909, reportedly by a disgruntled LIRR employee. The station was rebuilt on August 15, 1910, in the colonial barn style typical of stations such as Riverhead, Bay Shore, Northport, and Mineola. Until 1929, it had train sheds, a wye, and coal and water dispensing facilities. On June 13, 1942, Nazi saboteurs used Amagansett station en route to New York City for the failed mission known as Operation Pastorius.[2] The station house was closed in 1958 or January 1959, then razed on August 31, 1964, and replaced with a sheltered platform in 1965, a fact which has aroused disgust among railfans and local historians. The 1895-built former freight house survives, but was abandoned.[3] High-level platforms were added between 2000 and 2001, as many stations along the Long Island Rail Road were getting at the time.

Station layoutEdit

This station has one high-level platform on the south side of the single track, long enough for two cars to receive and discharge passengers.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (East Hampton)
Montauk Branch toward Montauk (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right  

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