Lawrence station (LIRR)
Lawrence is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Lawrence, in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is officially located at Lawrence Avenue and Bayview Avenue, two blocks west of Central Avenue. However, the actual location is two blocks north of Central Avenue, and Bayview Avenue is on the opposite side of the tracks. Lawrence Station is 21.8 miles (35.1 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.
Parking lot view of Lawrence station. Note the stenciled glass above one of the doorways.
|Location||Lawrence Avenue & Bayview Avenue|
(2 blocks west of Central Avenue)
Lawrence, New York
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| MTA Bus: Q114|
Nassau Inter-County Express: n31, n32
|Opened||July 29, 1869 (SSRRLI)|
|Electrified||December 11, 1905|
750 V (DC) third rail
Lawrence station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island on July 29, 1869, but never had a station building until June 29, 1872. The station was rebuilt in 1905, the same year that the line was electrified, and the original station house was moved to a private location on July 31, 1906.
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long.
|Platform A, doors will open on the right|
|Track 1||← Far Rockaway Branch toward Atlantic or Penn Station (Cedarhurst)|
|Track 2||Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Inwood) →|
|Platform B, doors will open on the right|
- Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study