Seaford station (LIRR)

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Seaford is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at New York State Route 27 and Jackson Avenue in Seaford, New York, however parking areas stretch as beyond Washington Avenue east of this corner, and west towards the interchange with New York State Route 135.

Seaford
Seaford LIRR Station Entrance.JPG
Ground-level entrance to Seaford station.
LocationSunrise Highway & Jackson Avenue
Seaford, New York
Coordinates40°40′33″N 73°29′11″W / 40.67573°N 73.486454°W / 40.67573; -73.486454Coordinates: 40°40′33″N 73°29′11″W / 40.67573°N 73.486454°W / 40.67573; -73.486454
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Montauk Branch
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n19, n54
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
History
OpenedMay 26, 1899
Rebuilt1966–1967, 2007–2009
ElectrifiedMay 20, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2012—2014)3,796[1]
Rank32 of 125
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

HistoryEdit

Seaford station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch stations that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th century. What makes it atypical, however is its close proximity to the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway interchange. The station was opened on May 26, 1899. It was razed on April 15, 1966 as part of the grade elimination project, which was built between 1966 and 1967.

Seaford is a terminus for some eastbound PM-rush hour trains.

Beginning in 2008 the station underwent another renovation, with complete rebuilding of the station's platform's and shelters, plus the installation of an elevator.[2] Though the reconstruction was scheduled to be completed on January 1, 2010, it was actually finished by July 31, 2009, several months ahead of schedule.

Station layoutEdit

The station has one 12-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks.

P
Platform level
Track 1 Babylon Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue or Penn Station (Wantagh)
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left  
Track 2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Massapequa)
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
G Ground level Entrance/exit, parking, buses

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012-2014 LIRR Origin and Destination Report : Volume I: Travel Behavior Among All LIRR Passengers" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 23 August 2016. PDF pp. 15, 197. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 29 March 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
  2. ^ "MTA LIRR Seaford Station to Undergo Major Renovations Starting March 3" (Press release). Long Island Rail Road. 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2010-02-21.

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