Copiague (LIRR station)

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Copiague
LIRRCopiaguestation.jpg
Copiague Station entrance
Station statistics
Address Marconi Boulevard & Great Neck Road (County Road 47)
Copiague, New York
Coordinates 40°40′52″N 73°23′56″W / 40.681°N 73.399°W / 40.681; -73.399Coordinates: 40°40′52″N 73°23′56″W / 40.681°N 73.399°W / 40.681; -73.399
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: S20, S31, S33
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 747 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1902
Rebuilt 1967-1973
Electrified May 20, 1925
750V (DC) third rail
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Fare zone 9
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 2,661[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

Copiague is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, located in Copiague, New York. The station is located on Marconi Boulevard and Great Neck Road (Suffolk County Road 47), one block north of Oak Street (Suffolk County Road 12). Copiague Station was originally built in 1902, and was rebuilt with temporary high-level platforms for the M1s on October 25th, 1968. The original station was replaced with the current elevated station which opened on August 7, 1973. It is one of the few railroad stations along the Babylon Branch west of Patchogue that was not originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island.

Platform and tracks[edit]

1 Babylon Branch toward New York (Amityville)
2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Lindenhurst)

The station has one 10-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks.

Belmont Junction[edit]

The South Side Railroad of Long Island and Central Railroad of Long Island once had another station in Copiague to the East called Belmont Junction, which was in service between 1873 and 1885.[2] It is not known if the LIRR built Copiague Station as a replacement for Belmont Junction, but it has served as one.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Babylon/Montauk Branch Stations (Unofficial LIRR History Website)

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