Greenvale station

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Greenvale is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is officially located off Helen Street, between Glen Cove Avenue and Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, New York.

Greenvale
Greenvale Station.jpg
The station at Greenvale, facing Glen Head-bound on the Oyster Bay-bound platform in June 2012.
LocationBetween Glen Cove Avenue & Plaza Road north of Helen Street
Greenvale, NY
Coordinates40°48′56″N 73°37′37″W / 40.815547°N 73.626916°W / 40.815547; -73.626916Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°37′37″W / 40.815547°N 73.626916°W / 40.815547; -73.626916
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n27
Construction
ParkingYes; Village of Roslyn Harbor Permits and Metered Parking
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
History
Opened1866 (freight only)
1875, 1880s (passenger service)
Previous namesWeek's
Traffic
Passengers (2006)262[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay
Former services
North Roslyn   Oyster Bay Branch   Glen Head

HistoryEdit

Greenvale station was originally established by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road on July 21, 1866, as "Week's station," a freight-only station primarily used for delivering milk. Passengers were briefly allowed at the station in 1875, and then again sometime during the 1880s.[2][3] At some point, the station was renamed "Greenvale." The passenger station has never existed as anything else other than a sheltered platform. On May 17, 1891, it was demolished by a locomotive that collided with a horse whose hoof was stuck in the switching apparatus, resulting in both the death of the horse and two crew members. Eventually the station was replaced.[4] New shelters were built on both sides of the tracks in 2000 on high-level platforms designed to accommodate the disabled, as well as future electrified trains.

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 (Roslyn)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Glen Head)
Platform B, doors will open on the right  

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