Glen Street station

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Glen Street is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located on Glen Street (former NY 107), near Elm Avenue, in the City of Glen Cove, New York.

Glen Street
Glen Street Station; Glen Cove sign.jpg
Glen Street station with a sign made by the City of Glen Cove on June 10, 2010
LocationGlen Street
Glen Cove, NY
Coordinates40°51′28″N 73°37′17″W / 40.857862°N 73.621461°W / 40.857862; -73.621461Coordinates: 40°51′28″N 73°37′17″W / 40.857862°N 73.621461°W / 40.857862; -73.621461
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n21, n27
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
History
OpenedMay 16, 1867
Rebuilt1888
Previous namesGlen Cove (1867–June 28, 1911[1])
Traffic
Passengers (2006)478[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay

HistoryEdit

Glen Street station was built by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road (an LIRR subsidiary) and opened on May 16, 1867, as the original Glen Cove Station, having finally reached the intended destination of the railroad's namesake. It was the terminus of the branch until the line was extended to Locust Valley in 1869. Glen Cove's first railroad station was located to the northwest of the current station on the land now occupied by a Burger King. It was replaced in 1888. While it is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places (like nearby Sea Cliff Railroad Station), it has been listed as a New York State historic landmark since 1967.

Station layoutEdit

This station has two high-level side platforms, each long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers. A small freight yard existed on the east bound side of the tracks, which is now occupied by a racket club.

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 (Sea Cliff)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Glen Cove)
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

External linksEdit

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

 
Glen Street station's New York State Historic Plaque.