Locust Manor station

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Locust Manor is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch in the Locust Manor neighborhood of Queens, New York City. The station is located at Farmers Boulevard and Bedell Street and is 14.0 miles (22.5 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. This station has two exits; one exit, adjacent to the Rochdale Village power house, is on the northeast portion of the sprawling Rochdale housing co-operative. At that end of the station, the staircase leads to a Bedell Street (southbound) walkway in between two private Rochdale parking lots, and to a northbound walkway leading to residential 134th Avenue. The southern exit leads to Farmers Boulevard, between Garrett and Bedell streets. There are short canopies near the exits. Ticket machines are at a pedestrian tunnel on the north (Rochdale Village) end of the station, at the base of the eastbound (Long Island-bound) LIRR station staircase.

Locust Manor
Locust Manor Station - March 2015.jpg
Locust Manor Station in March 2015.
LocationFarmer's Boulevard and Bedell Street
Locust Manor, Queens, New York
Coordinates40°40′30″N 73°45′54″W / 40.675022°N 73.764897°W / 40.675022; -73.764897Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 73°45′54″W / 40.675022°N 73.764897°W / 40.675022; -73.764897
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Atlantic Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit NYCT Buses: Q3, Q85
Construction
ParkingNo
Other information
Fare zone3
History
OpenedJune 1869 (SSRRLI)
ClosedJune 1876[1]
reopened soon after[citation needed]
Rebuilt1876, 1959[2]
ElectrifiedOctober 16, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesLocust Avenue (1867–1929)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006)1,360[3]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Far Rockaway Branch
toward Far Rockaway
Long Beach Branch
toward Long Beach
Former services
Cedar Manor   Atlantic Branch   Higbie Avenue
The populuxe-designed shelters as seen on a rainy late afternoon. These shelters have since been replaced.

The Far Rockaway Branch provides regular service while Long Beach Branch trains skip this station on weekdays. On weekends, the services are reversed. During peak hours, trains from both branches skip or stop here. One weekend overnight westbound Babylon Branch train also stops here.

The stop serves the Rochdale, Queens section and its Rochdale Village apartment complex, and was also the stop for the racecourse on which Rochdale Village was erected, Jamaica Race Course. Today it contains fiberglass populuxe designed shelters on high-level platforms.

Station layoutEdit

This station has two high-level side platforms, each eight cars long.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Long Beach Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue, or Penn Station (Jamaica)
Far Rockaway Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue, or Penn Station (Jamaica)
Montauk Branch, Babylon Branch, West Hempstead Branch do not stop here
Track 2 Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Laurelton)
Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Laurelton)
Montauk Branch, Babylon Branch, West Hempstead Branch do not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Ground level Entrance/exit, buses

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