Broadway (LIRR station)

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Looking west
Station statistics
Address 162nd Street & Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York
Coordinates 40°45′42″N 73°48′05″W / 40.761626°N 73.801383°W / 40.761626; -73.801383Coordinates: 40°45′42″N 73°48′05″W / 40.761626°N 73.801383°W / 40.761626; -73.801383
Connections Local Transit NYCT Bus: Q12, Q13, Q28
Local Transit MTA Bus: QM3
Local Transit NICE Bus: n20, n21
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes (parking meter)
Other information
Opened October 27, 1866 (NY&F)[1]
Rebuilt 1906, 1913, 2003, 2007
Electrified October 21, 1913
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Fare zone 3
Passengers (2006) 2,430[2]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch

Broadway is a station in the Flushing neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is part of CityTicket. The station is east of an overpass at the intersection of 162nd Street and Northern Boulevard and is 11.1 miles (17.9 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. A renovation in 2008 added wheelchair ramps.

Originally built in 1866 by the New York and Flushing Railroad, Broadway Station was named for Broadway, the old name used for the section of Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) passing through Flushing and Auburndale. By the 1930s the street name changed to avoid confusion with another Broadway located in western Queens, but the station name remained the same. Two restoration projects took place during the early 21st Century; One in 2003 that restored the station house, but neglected the rest of the structure, and another between 2007-2008 that restored the platforms, and added wheelchair ramps.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Murray Hill)
2 Port Washington Branch toward Port Washington (Auburndale)

The station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The north platform next to Track 1 is generally used by westbound or Manhattan-bound trains. The south platform next to Track 2 is generally used by eastbound or Nassau County-bound trains. The Port Washington Branch has two tracks here.


  1. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part Two: The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad, © 1963
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ Flushing’s New Broadway Station: LIRR's Broadway Station Slowly Takes Shape (ForgottenNY)

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