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 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt1899, 1959–1960
ElectrifiedMay 20, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006)5,029[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

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.

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.

P
Platform level
Track 1 Babylon Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue or Penn Station (Baldwin)
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left  
Track 2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Merrick)
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
G Ground level Entrance/exit, parking, buses

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ "New Freeport Railroad Station dedicated October 8th by Governor Rockefeller". Freeport, The Friendly Village, Your Home Town. Village of Freeport. October 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  3. ^ "TOP PERSONALITIES LAUNCH NEW FREEPORT R.R. GRADE ELIMINATION". The LEADER. Freeport, NY: L & M Publications. 13 October 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 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.

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