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Greenport station

Greenport Railroad Station is the terminus of the Main Line (Greenport Branch) of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at Wiggins Street and Fourth Street in the Village of Greenport, New York, although the property spans as far east as 3rd Street and the Shelter Island North Ferry terminal.

Greenport
Old Greenport Station(from Platform).jpg
View of Old Greenport station from the platform; July 1, 2007
LocationWiggins Street & Fourth Street
Greenport, New York
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Main Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsLocal Transit Suffolk County Transit: S92
Construction
ParkingYes; Free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone14
History
OpenedJune 29, 1844
Rebuilt1870, 1892
Previous namesGreen–Port
Traffic
Passengers (2006)5[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Ronkonkoma BranchTerminus
Greenport Railroad Station
Greenport station is located in New York
Greenport station
Greenport station is located in the United States
Greenport station
LocationThird and Wiggins St., Greenport, New York
Coordinates41°5′59″N 72°21′49″W / 41.09972°N 72.36361°W / 41.09972; -72.36361Coordinates: 41°5′59″N 72°21′49″W / 41.09972°N 72.36361°W / 41.09972; -72.36361
Area4.8 acres (1.9 ha)
Built1892
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #89000947[2]
Added to NRHPJuly 20, 1989

HistoryEdit

Greenport station was originally built on July 29, 1844,[3] as the terminus of the Main line of the LIRR, although some in the industry had hope of building an extension to a cross-sound bridge. The station was listed as Green–Port on the 1852 timetable.[4] On July 4, 1870, it was burned as part of Town festivities, and was rebuilt in October later that year. Another station was built in its place in 1892 (although some sources claim it was in 1894), with a distinguished ticket office bay window that was removed in the 1920s. A train shed also existed behind the turntable, which was replaced by a coal deposit area. Steam service existed until June 5, 1955,[5] mail was carried at the station until 1965, and the train ran onto a dock until 1978. A ticket booth with a station agent closed at Greenport on October 1, 1967.[6] The station, its freight house, and turntable were placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a national historic district on July 20, 1989.[7][8] A high-level island platform leading to the old station and the Shelter Island Ferry was built between 1999 and 2000, as the case was with many other railroad stations on Long Island. The former freight house serves as the east end of the Railroad Museum of Long Island,[9] while the old station is now the East End Seaport Museum.[10]

Station layoutEdit

This station has one high-level island platform long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers. The Main Line has three tracks at this location.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance, buses, ferries
Track 1 Greenport Branch toward Ronkonkoma (Southold)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 2 Greenport Branch toward Ronkonkoma (Southold)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Long Island Railroad Company; Completion and Opening of Road to Greenport; 96 Miles (1844)". TrainsAreFun.com.
  4. ^ "BROOKLYN & JAMAICA RAIL ROAD, LONG ISLAND R. R. 1852 TIMETABLE". arrts-arrchives.com.
  5. ^ "Last Steam Train to Greenport".
  6. ^ "http://www.lirrhistory.com/LIRR%20Greenport%20Ticket%20Booth%20closing%20notice.jpg". External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - NEW YORK (NY), Suffolk County". nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com.
  8. ^ Robert D. Kuhn (May 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Greenport Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying nine photos".
  9. ^ "Greenport Site".
  10. ^ "East End Seaport Museum (About Us)". East End Seaport Museum (Archived Link; June 30, 2012). Archived from the original on July 30, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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