Lynbrook is a train station in Lynbrook, New York at Sunrise Highway and Peninsula Boulevard on the Long Island Rail Road. The station is elevated and is wheelchair accessible through elevator access.
|Location||Sunrise Highway & Peninsula Boulevard|
Village of Lynbrook, New York
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Tracks||2 (Long Beach Branch), 2 (Montauk Branch)|
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n4, n25, n31, n32|
|Opened||October 28, 1867 (SSRRLI)|
|Rebuilt||1881, 1920, 1938|
|Electrified||September 8, 1910|
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Pearsall's Corners (1867 – April 1875)|
Pearsall's (1875 – 1893)
Lynbrook was opened as Pearsall's Corner on October 28, 1867 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island. The name became Pearsall's in April 1875 and Lynbrook in 1893. In 1880 the station became the northern terminus of the New York and Long Beach Railroad, a railroad line that was acquired by the LIRR and became the Long Beach Branch in 1886. When the NY&LB was added the station gained the "PT Tower", which controlled the junction with the Montauk Branch until 1910, when Long Beach Branch tracks were extended to Valley Stream station. The station was rebuilt in 1881, electrified on September 8, 1910, and then remodeled sometime in 1920, only to be razed in 1938 as part of a decades-long grade elimination project along the Montauk, Atlantic and Babylon Branches. The third and current elevated station is 1,113 feet west of its former location and opened on October 18, 1938.
Platforms and tracksEdit
This station has two high-level island platforms. The 12-car north platform, Platform A, is between Tracks 1 and 2 of what the railroad calls the Montauk Branch, generally used by Babylon Branch trains. The 10-car south platform, Platform B, is between Tracks 1 and 2 of the Long Beach Branch. There are four tracks until the two branches split immediately east of the station.
|Track 1A||← Babylon Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue, or Penn Station (Jamaica or St. Albans)|
← Montauk Branch does not stop here
|Island platform (Platform A), doors will open on the left|
|Track 2A||Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Rockville Centre) → |
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
|Track 1B||← Long Beach Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue, or Penn Station (Valley Stream)|
|Island platform (Platform B), doors will open on the left|
|Track 2B||Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Centre Avenue) →|
|G||Ground level||Entrance/exit, parking, buses|
The station is listed on timetables and maps, as being served by both Long Beach and Babylon Branch trains. Both Long Beach and Babylon Branch trains stop there hourly (every 30 minutes when combined) on an alternating basis during off-peak hours. Peak service is about every 20 minutes or less. Late night service is every two hours.
- 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
- LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com) Archived 2011-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
Media related to Lynbrook (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons