Centre Avenue (LIRR station)
Centre Avenue Station platforms looking towards Long Beach
|Address||Centre Avenue & Forest Avenue
East Rockaway, New York
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
750V (DC) third rail
|Formerly||South Lynbrook (1898-1924)|
Centre Avenue is one of two railroad stations of the Long Island Rail Road in East Rockaway, New York. The station is officially located at Forest Avenue between Rocklyn and Centre Avenues, one block East of Atlantic Avenue (20.0 miles from Penn Station), however it is actually located south of Centre Avenue on a dead end street across the tracks from a school building. A sidewalk from the intersection of Forest Avenue and Centre Avenue leads to the station.
The station was opened in 1898, and originally known as South Lynbrook Station until 1924, when it was renamed after Centre Avenue. Though the station is wheelchair-accessible for the handicapped, as is every station between Valley Stream and Long Beach. It lacks a station house and offers little more than high platforms with shelters, and a ticket vending kiosk. Parking is available primarily for residents of either Lynbrook or East Rockaway, with residential permits.
Platform and track configuration
|1||■Long Beach Branch||toward New York (Lynbrook)|
|2||■Long Beach Branch||toward Long Beach (East Rockaway)|
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The platforms extend from Centre Avenue & Forest Avenue to Third Street, a dead end street that terminates only at the east platform. The aforementioned east platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The west platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Long Beach-bound trains. The Long Beach Branch has two tracks at this location.
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study