Sayville is a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in the village of Sayville, New York, on Depot Street between Greeley Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Ferries to Fire Island board from a port south of the station.[3]

Fire Island Ferries
The view facing east of the tracks, platform and pedestrian bridge taken from where the tracks cross Lakeland Avenue
General information
LocationDepot Street & Greeley Avenue
Sayville, New York
Coordinates40°44′25″N 73°05′11″W / 40.740388°N 73.086497°W / 40.740388; -73.086497
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
ParkingYes (free)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Fare zone10
Opened1868 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt1906, 1999
Rank75 of 125
Preceding station Long Island Rail Road Following station
Oakdale Montauk Branch Patchogue
toward Montauk
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Oakdale Montauk Division Bayport
toward Montauk



Sayville station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island in December 1868, and was the end of the line until April 1869 when the line was extended to Patchogue. From that point until the early 20th century, the station also served as the local post office. At the time, it contained coal sidings, spurs into lumber yards, a freight house west of Greeley Avenue, a dairy farm, and a horse trolley to the Great South Bay owned by the South Shore Traction Company.[4]

The original station was razed sometime in 1906 and a second depot opened on August 3 that year. When Bayport station was closed by the Long Island Rail Road in 1980, former Bayport commuters opted to use Sayville station. A renovation project in 1998–1999 installed a pedestrian overpass and sheltered high-level platforms.

Station layout


The station has two high-level side platforms each eight cars long. The Montauk Branch has two tracks here, the last such station on the line; all stations from Patchogue east to Montauk have only a single platform, as the double track becomes single track between Sayville and the former Bayport station.

Platform A, side platform  
Track 1      Montauk Branch toward Long Island City or Penn Station (Oakdale)
Track 2      Montauk Branch toward Patchogue, Speonk, or Montauk (Patchogue)
Platform B, side platform  


  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 ... Sayville
  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. June 15, 2010. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Sayville LIRR". Retrieved June 29, 2018.

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