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Roslyn station (LIRR)

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Roslyn is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at Lincoln Avenue and Railroad Avenue, west of Roslyn Road in Roslyn, New York.

Roslyn Station Parking Lot.jpg
Roslyn LIRR station as seen from the Oyster Bay-bound platform on June 10, 2010
LocationLincoln Avenue & Railroad Avenue
Roslyn, New York
Coordinates40°47′27″N 73°38′36″W / 40.79072°N 73.643267°W / 40.79072; -73.643267Coordinates: 40°47′27″N 73°38′36″W / 40.79072°N 73.643267°W / 40.79072; -73.643267
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n23, n27
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
OpenedJanuary 23, 1865
RebuiltJune – July 1887, 1988 (moved)
Passengers (2006)823[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay
Former services
Albertson   Oyster Bay Branch   North Roslyn


The canopy extending from Roslyn Station that was previously used to shelter horse-drawn carriages.

Roslyn station opened on January 23, 1865[2] by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road, a Long Island Rail Road subsidiary. In 1882, the LIRR attempted to extend the former Flushing and North Side Railroad main line between Great Neck and Roslyn stations. This proposal which dates back to an F&NS subsidiary called the "Roslyn and Huntington Railroad" failed, and instead that line was extended to Port Washington in 1898.[3] In the meantime, Roslyn station was moved in 1885 in order to accommodate a new freight station,[4] and the station was rebuilt from June to July 1887. In 1988, Roslyn Station was moved to the west side of Lincoln Avenue,[5] and was restored to its 19th-century origins in recent years. Free parking is available on the west side of the station.

Station layoutEdit

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

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right  
Track 1 Oyster Bay Branch toward Jamaica, Hunterspoint or Penn (Albertson)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Greenvale)
Platform B, doors will open on the right  
View from the passenger overpass at Roslyn Station looking South towards Jamaica


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