Baldwin (LIRR station)

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Baldwin
Baldwin LIRR Station-1.JPG
Baldwin Station as seen from Sunrise Highway
Station statistics
Address Sunrise Highway & Grand Avenue
Baldwin, New York
Coordinates 40°39′24″N 73°36′27″W / 40.656746°N 73.607444°W / 40.656746; -73.607444Coordinates: 40°39′24″N 73°36′27″W / 40.656746°N 73.607444°W / 40.656746; -73.607444
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit NICE Bus: n35
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1867 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt 1881, 1917, 1957
Electrified May 20, 1925
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Fare zone 7
Formerly Baldwinsville [1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 6,743[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

Baldwin is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located on Sunrise Highway and Grand Avenue in Baldwin, New York, although it also includes Milburn and Brooklyn Avenues.

History[edit]

Baldwin Station was originally built in February 1868 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island, though trains had already been stopping there, then called Baldwinsville, since October 28, 1867. The station was remodeled in May 1881, and was razed in 1917, and a second station was opened on December 28, later that year. As part of the grade elimination project taking place along the Babylon Branch throughout the Babylon-Montauk Branch between the 1940s and 1960s this station was razed in November 1957, and officially replaced with the current elevated structure on October 2, 1957 after the last ground level train passed through at 12:18 pm.[3]

Platform and tracks[edit]

1 Babylon Branch toward New York (Rockville Centre)
2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Freeport)

The station has one 12-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks. The platform includes an extension over the Grand Avenue bridge between the two tracks that is covered with a gabled roof.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baldwinsville Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ "Aged Commuter Helps 'Run' First Baldwin Overhead Train". The LEADER (Freeport, NY: L & M Publications). October 10, 1957. p. 3. Retrieved 17 April 2012. Dr. William F. Morgan [...] on the first train over the new viaduct on Wednesday, Oct 2. 
  4. ^ DanTD (September 24, 2012). Baldwin LIRR station; Ped Bridge for SB Grand Ave Buses (photograph). Retrieved December 23, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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