Bellerose (LIRR station)

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Bellerose
Bellerose LIRR Station; South Side-1.JPG
Bellerose LIRR Station along Atlantic Avenue across from the intersection with Walnut Avenue.
Station statistics
Address Commonwealth Boulevard & Superior Road
Bellerose, New York
Coordinates 40°43′20″N 73°43′00″W / 40.7221°N 73.7166°W / 40.7221; -73.7166Coordinates: 40°43′20″N 73°43′00″W / 40.7221°N 73.7166°W / 40.7221; -73.7166
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1898
Rebuilt 1909, 1960-61
Electrified 750V (DC) third rail
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 951[1]
Services
Ticket Machines; automated teller machines
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Hempstead Branch
toward Hempstead

Bellerose is a station along the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) which only serves trains along the Hempstead Branch. The station is at Commonwealth Boulevard and Superior Road, 0.25 miles (0.40 km) south of Jericho Turnpike, in Bellerose, New York, and has a full-service ticket machine on the north side of the station, next to the underpass entrance and a daily machine on the south side next to the underpass entrance. The station serves the area around the village of Bellerose in Nassau County and the adjacent neighborhood of Bellerose, Queens in New York City.

History[edit]

Bellerose station was originally built in 1898 and rebuilt in the summer of 1909. It was out of service between December 12–15, 1960, and replaced with a third station between 1960 and 1961.[2] Until 1960, the station had a platform on each side of the four-track Main Line, though almost all trains that stopped ran to and from Hempstead. As part of the grade crossing elimination the junction of Main Line and Hempstead Branch was moved west of Bellerose. The two lines remain closely parallel between Jamaica and Floral Park. The platform was placed between the two Hempstead Branch tracks. No buses stop at the station, but local taxis do stop here.

Platform and tracks[edit]

  Main Line no stop
  Main Line no stop
1 Hempstead Branch toward New York (Queens Village)
2 Hempstead Branch toward Hempstead (Floral Park)

The station has one eight-car-long high-level island platform between Tracks 1 and 2 of the Hempstead Branch. Two parallel Main Line tracks to the north are not next to this platform and used by on the Oyster Bay Branch, Ronkonkoma Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, and Montauk Branch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ LIRR station history (TrainsAreFun.com)

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