Bay Shore (LIRR station)
Looking west at Bay Shore Station's two station houses in May 2008
|Address||Railroad Plaza & Park Avenue
Bay Shore, New York
|Connections||Suffolk County Transit: S40, S41, S42, S45, 2A, 2B|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||May 20, 1868 (SSRRLI)|
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Formerly||Pentaquit (May–July 1868)
Bay Shore is a major railroad station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), on Park Avenue and Oak Street north of Suffolk CR 50 (Union Boulevard) and west of Fourth Avenue, in Bay Shore, New York.
Bay Shore Station was built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island on May 20, 1868 as Pentaquit Station only to be renamed Bayshore Station in July 1868. It was replaced in 1882 and replaced again on July 17, 1912, in the style typical of stations such as Riverhead, Manhasset, Northport, and Mineola. The station also had a freight yard nearby.High-level platforms were added in 1984. The entrance to the station once had decorative pillars on the sides, and a railroad hotel once existed behind the station plaza. It is one of the few stations on the LIRR with two station buildings. The larger building is for the westbound platform and the smaller one is for the eastbound platform. An underground pedestrian tunnel once connected the two station houses until a pedestrian bridge was built in 2009. The new overpass brought a renovation project, replacing platform lighting and new platform waiting shelters. There are two large parking lots on each side of the tracks.
Platforms and tracks
|1||■Montauk Branch||toward New York (Babylon)|
|2||■Montauk Branch||toward Montauk (Islip)|
The station has two high-level side platforms each 12 cars long. The north platform next to Track 1 is generally used by westbound trains; the south platform next to Track 2 is generally used by eastbound trains. The Montauk Branch has two tracks here.
- Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- "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. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Bay Shore Freight Yard; 1978 (TrainsAreFun)
- Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
- LIRR Trackside Business Photos
Media related to Bay Shore (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Official LIRR station information page for Bay Shore
- Station timetable for Bay Shore
- Old Bay Shore Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
- Bay Shore Station History (Trains Are Fun.com)
- Unofficial LIRR website
- Unofficial LIRR Photography site (lirrpics.com)
- Station from 4th Avenue from Google Maps Street View