Patchogue is a station of the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Patchogue, New York. It is on Division Street between West Avenue (Suffolk County Road 19) and South Ocean Avenue. The station is the eastern terminus for some trains on the branch.

Fire Island Ferries
Patchogue station from the entrance at Division Street & Cedar Avenue; December 26, 2007
General information
LocationDivision Street & South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, New York
Coordinates40°45′43″N 73°00′57″W / 40.761841°N 73.015735°W / 40.761841; -73.015735
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsBus transport Suffolk County Transit: 2, 6, 51, 53, 55, 66, 77, 77Y (77Y weekday rush hours only)
Bus transport Patchogue-Village Transit
ParkingYes ($2.00 for 12 hours)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Fare zone10
OpenedApril 1869 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt1888, 1963, 1997
Rank71 of 125
Preceding station Long Island Rail Road Following station
Sayville Montauk Branch Bellport
limited service
toward Montauk
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Blue Point Montauk Division East Patchogue
toward Montauk

Ferries to Fire Island board from a port near the station.[3]


Flower garden that was once the site of the PD Tower.

Between 1869 and 1879 Patchogue station was the east end of the South Side Railroad of Long Island. It even had spurs and roundhouses between West and Railroad Avenues, as well as another spur between River Avenue and West Avenue for the textile plant that more recently has served as the Patchogue Campus of Briarcliffe College. Prior to acquisition by the Long Island Rail Road there was a proposal by the SSRRLI to extend the main line southeast towards Bellport, then northeast to Brookhaven and Southaven. The station in Brookhaven was to be named "Fireplace" after Fireplace Neck.[4] The station was rebuilt in 1889 and again on July 30, 1963.[5][6] As part of the 1963 reconstruction, Railroad Avenue was terminated at Sephton Street, along the north side of the tracks, and the baggage and express house was torn down for additional parking. When Blue Point station was closed by the Long Island Rail Road in 1980, former Blue Point commuters opted to use Patchogue station. A high-level platform was constructed in the late 1990s.

PD Tower


In 1912, the Long Island Rail Road added a control tower to Patchogue Station on South Ocean Avenue, for both the Montauk Branch and the former trolley line owned by the Suffolk Traction Company. The tower was designated by the LIRR as the "PD Tower" and was also used for hooping. In 1970, all switches and crossing were automated, but hooping continued. At this point, the tower's structure began to decline. Residents began referring to it as the "Leaning Tower of Patchogue." On August 23, 2006 the tower was finally torn down.[7] Today, a flower garden can be found where the tower used to stand.

Station layout


The station has one six-car-long high-level platform on the south side of the two tracks; the north track, not next to the platform, is a siding.

Track 1      Montauk Branch toward Long Island City or Penn Station (Sayville)
     Montauk Branch limited service toward Speonk or Montauk (Bellport)
     Montauk Branch termination track →
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right  




  1. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., 1961
  2. ^ "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 ... Patchogue
  3. ^ "Life's a Beach on Long Island; The MTA LIRR is the "Greenest Way" to a Summer in Blue Ocean and White Sand Luxury". MTA. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Craige & Company's 1870 Southside Railroad of Long Island Map (Arrt's Arrchive)
  5. ^ LIRR Station History (Dave Keller's Long Island Rail Road Photos & Recollections) Archived 2011-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  7. ^ Bleyer, Bill (August 23, 2006). "Historic LIRR tower is demolished". Newsday. Archived from the original on October 2, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2006.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)