Lindenhurst station

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Lindenhurst is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at Wellwood Avenue (Suffolk CR 3) and East Hoffman Avenue (Suffolk CR 12) in Lindenhurst, New York.

Lindenhurst
LIRRTrainAtLindenhurst.jpg
A westbound train arriving at Lindenhurst
LocationWellwood Avenue & Hoffman Avenue
Lindenhurst, New York
Coordinates40°41′18″N 73°22′09″W / 40.688243°N 73.369242°W / 40.688243; -73.369242Coordinates: 40°41′18″N 73°22′09″W / 40.688243°N 73.369242°W / 40.688243; -73.369242
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Montauk Branch
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Suffolk County Transit: S20
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessNo; accessibility planned
Other information
Fare zone9
History
Opened1867 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt1902, 1968-1973
ElectrifiedMay 20, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesWellwood (1867–1870)
Breslau (1870–July 28, 1891[1])
Passengers
2012—20143,178[2]
Rank36 of 125
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR Following station
Copiague Babylon Branch Babylon
Terminus
     Montauk Branch does not stop here
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Copiague Montauk Division Babylon
toward Montauk

HistoryEdit

Lindenhurst station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch stations that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th Century. It was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island on October 28, 1867 as "Wellwood" It was renamed "Breslau" in 1870, after developers Thomas Welwood and Charles S. Schleier renamed the community after their native Breslau in German Empire, then was renamed "Lindenhurst" in 1891.[3] The station was burned down on January 23, 1901. The second station was built in 1902. This station was replaced with a temporary station with high-level platforms on October 25, 1968 when construction of the current elevated station was started. The current elevated station was opened on August 7, 1973, and was renovated in the early 2000s, along with much of the rest of the Babylon line. The 1902 station was moved to a private location and restored as a museum in 1971.[4][5]

Station layoutEdit

The station has one 10-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Change of Station Name". The Sentinel. July 23, 1891. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "2012-2014 LIRR Origin and Destination Report : Volume I: Travel Behavior Among All LIRR Passengers" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 23 August 2016. PDF pp. 15, 197. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Data collection took place after the pretest determinations, starting in September 2012 and concluding in May 2014. .... 2012-2014 LIRR O[rigin and ]D[estination] COUNTS: WEEKDAY East/West Total By Station in Numerical Order
  3. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
  4. ^ Old Lindenhurst Station Today (Existing Railroad Stations in New York State)
  5. ^ Lindenhurst Historical Society & Former Railroad Station

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