Glen Cove station

Glen Cove is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located between Pearsall Avenue and Norfolk Lane north of Duck Pond Road in the city of Glen Cove, New York.

Glen Cove
Glen Cove Station 103 years after the post card.jpg
June 10, 2010 view of Glen Cove station from the same angle as the 1907 post card below.
LocationDuck Pond Road & Pearsall Avenue
Glen Cove, NY
Coordinates40°51′55″N 73°37′01″W / 40.865189°N 73.616976°W / 40.865189; -73.616976Coordinates: 40°51′55″N 73°37′01″W / 40.865189°N 73.616976°W / 40.865189; -73.616976
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsMid Island Taxi
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
History
Opened1895
Previous namesNassau (1895–June 28, 1911[1])
Traffic
Passengers (2006)368[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay

Glen Cove station, (née Nassau), was built in 1895 at the behest of the "Gold Coast" millionaires such as the Pratts and J.P. Morgan who were looking for a more dignified station to disembark. This explains why this station was built roughly a mile from the Glen Street station. The picturesque station has been featured in several movies, including Sabrina,[3] Hello Again, and several commercials. It can be found at the southwest corner of the Nassau Country Club, where maintenance crew members often enter and leave.

No bus access is available for this station (unlike the nearby Glen Street station), however local taxicabs do stop there.

Station layoutEdit

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long.

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right  
Track 1 Oyster Bay Branch toward Jamaica, Hunterspoint or Penn (Glen Street)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Locust Valley)
Platform B, doors will open on the right  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glen Cove Station Name to be Changed". The Daily Star. June 12, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ Glen Cove: 1954 movie "Sabrina" starring Audrey Hepburn with her dog; David Archive: Dave Morrison (TrainsAreFun)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Glen Cove (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

 
1907 post card of Glen Cove station. Note the freight house southwest of the main station house.