Amagansett (LIRR station)

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Amagansett
Station statistics
Address Main Street & Abrahms Landing Road
Amagansett, New York
Coordinates 40°58′48″N 72°07′57″W / 40.98°N 72.1325°W / 40.98; -72.1325Coordinates: 40°58′48″N 72°07′57″W / 40.98°N 72.1325°W / 40.98; -72.1325
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: 10C
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1895
Closed 1909, 1964
Rebuilt 1910, 1965, 2001
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Fare zone 14
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 4[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
Terminus

Amagansett is a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, at Main Street (NY 27) and Abrahms Landing Road (former Suffolk CR 33A) in Amagansett, New York.

History[edit]

Amagansett station was opened on June 1, 1895 by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad, and closely resembled stations such as Sea Cliff and the former East Williston Depot, but lacked the second story and gingerbread woodwork trim that these depots contained. It was burned to the ground in 1909, reportedly by a disgruntled LIRR employee. The station was rebuilt on August 15, 1910 in the colonial barn style typical of stations such as Riverhead, Bay Shore, Northport, and Mineola. Until 1929, it had train sheds, a wye, and coal and water dispensing facilities. On June 13, 1942, Nazi saboteurs used Amagansett station en route to New York City for the failed mission known as Operation Pastorius.[2] The station house was closed in 1958 or January 1959, then razed on August 31, 1964 and replaced with a sheltered platform in 1965, a fact which has aroused disgust among railfans and local historians. The 1895-built former freight house survives, but was abandoned.[3] High-level platforms were added between 2000 and 2001, as many stations along the Long Island Rail Road were getting at the time.

Platform and track[edit]

1 Montauk Branch toward New York (East Hampton)
Montauk Branch toward Montauk (Terminus)

This station has one high-level platform on the south side of the single track, long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers.

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