Islip station (LIRR)

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Islip is a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, off NY 111 (Islip Avenue) and Nassau Avenue, north of Suffolk CR 50 (Union Boulevard), and south of Moffitt Boulevard in Islip, New York.

Islip station house as seen from the eastbound platform
General information
LocationIslip Avenue (NY 111) & Moffitt Boulevard
Islip, New York
Coordinates40°44′10″N 73°12′32″W / 40.736°N 73.209°W / 40.736; -73.209
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport Suffolk County Transit: S42
ParkingYes (free)
Bicycle facilitiesYes (bike rack)
Other information
Fare zone10
Opened1868 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt1881, 1963, 1997
Rank76 of 125
Preceding station Long Island Rail Road Following station
Bay Shore Montauk Branch Great River
toward Montauk
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Bay Shore Montauk Division Great River
toward Montauk

History Edit

Islip station was originally built as a South Side Railroad of Long Island depot in 1868. A second depot was built in 1881, then razed in 1963. A third depot was built the same year, and remodeled in 1997.[2] At the west end of the platforms is an at-grade pedestrian crossing with signals but no gates. This crossing is in line with where Williams Avenue used to cross the tracks and intersect with Nassau Avenue. Though the station is neither listed under the National Register of Historic Places, nor a New York State Historic Landmark, it is considered a landmark by the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet.

Islip Centre station Edit

West of Islip Station, the South Side Railroad of Long Island (SSRRLI), once had an additional station called Islip Centre station. LIRR timetables from 1869 indicate it was at or near Brentwood Road,[3] 1.5 miles east of the Bay Shore station.[4] The station may have been used for members of the Olympic Boat Club. Islip Centre Station was abandoned around May 1870.[5]

Station layout Edit

The station has two offset high-level side platforms each four cars long. The Montauk Branch has two tracks here, though a third abandoned track runs parallel, stopping just a few feet from the north platform. Passengers are able to cross between the tracks using a paved crossing area on the west end of the station. Warning lights and an audible signal alert passengers that a train is nearby, but no gates are present at the crossing area. Passengers cross on the east side using the sidewalk on Islip Avenue.

Ticket machines are located on the north side of the station building.

Platform A, side platform  
Track 1      Montauk Branch toward Long Island City or Penn Station (Bay Shore)
Track 2      Montauk Branch toward Patchogue, Speonk, or Montauk (Great River)
Platform B, side platform  

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "2012-2014 LIRR Origin and Destination Report : Volume I: Travel Behavior Among All LIRR Passengers" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. August 23, 2016. PDF pp. 15, 198. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2020. Data collection took place after the pretest determinations, starting in September 2012 and concluding in May 2014. .... 2012-2014 LIRR O[rigin and ]D[estination] COUNTS: WEEKDAY East/West Total By Station in Numerical Order ... Islip
  2. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  3. ^, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., by Vincent F. Seyfried (1961)
  4. ^ Arrt's Archives, LIRR Timetable from 1869
  5. ^ "LIRR Station History (". Archived from the original on May 26, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2009.

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