Freeport station (LIRR)

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Freeport is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located in Freeport Plaza between Henry Street and Benson Place, just north of NY 27 in Freeport, New York.

Freeport
Freeport LIRR Station from parking lot.JPG
Freeport station as seen from part of the parking lot
LocationFreeport Plaza
Freeport, New York
Coordinates40°39′27″N 73°34′57″W / 40.657425°N 73.582601°W / 40.657425; -73.582601Coordinates: 40°39′27″N 73°34′57″W / 40.657425°N 73.582601°W / 40.657425; -73.582601
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Montauk Branch
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n4, n4X, n19, n40, n41, n43, n88 (Summer only)
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
History
Opened1867; 155 years ago (1867) (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt1899, 1959–1960
ElectrifiedMay 20, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Passengers
2012—20145,629[1]
Rank21 of 125
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR Following station
Baldwin Babylon Branch Merrick
towards Babylon
     Montauk Branch does not stop here
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Baldwin Montauk Division Merrick
toward Montauk

HistoryEdit

Freeport station was originally built on October 28, 1867 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island, and was rebuilt in 1899. It is among many of the stations along the Babylon Branch that were elevated throughout Nassau and Western Suffolk counties during the 1960s, in this case October 1960.[2][3]

Some afternoon rush-hour trains terminate at Freeport; and some morning rush-hour trains originate at Freeport.

The station is served by several different Nassau Inter-County Express routes, including service to Jones Beach.[4][5]

Station layoutEdit

The station has one 12-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks. There are two layover tracks east of the station.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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
  2. ^ "New Freeport Railroad Station dedicated October 8th by Governor Rockefeller". Freeport, The Friendly Village, Your Home Town. vol. 10, no. 10. Village of Freeport. October 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 29 March 2020 – via New York Heritage | Empire State Library Network. Gov. Rockefeller, Speaker Carlino, County, Town and Village officials, officially opened Freeport's Grade Crossing Elimination Project with appropriate ceremonies, October 8th at 11:00 A. M. ... Completion of escalator at Railroad Station being delayed due to strike of Erector's Union since August 1, 1960 |volume= has extra text (help)
  3. ^ "TOP PERSONALITIES LAUNCH NEW FREEPORT R.R. GRADE ELIMINATION". The LEADER. Freeport, NY: L & M Publications. 13 October 1960. pp. 1, 4. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Leading dignitaries from the State of New York, Nassau County, the Long Island Railroad and the Village of Freeport Joined together last Saturday to officially launch the new Freeport Railroad Station and Grade elimination project.
  4. ^ "Nassau Inter-County Express Bus Route Map, July, 2020". Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  5. ^ "Nassau Inter-County Express - Maps and Schedules". www.nicebus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-10.

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