Glen Street (LIRR station)

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Glen Street
Glen Street Station; Glen Cove sign.jpg
Glen Street Station with a sign made by the City of Glen Cove on June 10, 2010
Station statistics
Address Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY
Coordinates 40°51′28″N 73°37′17″W / 40.857862°N 73.621461°W / 40.857862; -73.621461Coordinates: 40°51′28″N 73°37′17″W / 40.857862°N 73.621461°W / 40.857862; -73.621461
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n21, n27
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 16, 1867
Rebuilt 1888
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 7
Formerly Glen Cove
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 478[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay

Glen Street is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located on Glen Street (former NY 107), near Elm Avenue, in the City of Glen Cove, New York.

Glen Street station was built by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road (an LIRR subsidiary) on May 16, 1867, as the original Glen Cove Station, having finally reached the intended destination of the railroad's namesake. It was the terminus of the branch until the line was extended to Locust Valley in 1869. Glen Cove's first railroad station was located to the of the current station on the land now occupied by a Burger King. It was replaced in 1888. While it is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places (like nearby Sea Cliff Railroad Station), it has been listed as a New York State historic landmark since 1967.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1 Oyster Bay Branch toward New York (Sea Cliff)
2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Glen Cove)

This station has two high-level side platforms, each long enough for one and a half cars. The west platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by southbound or New York City-bound trains. The east platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by northbound or Oyster Bay-bound trains. The Oyster Bay Branch has two tracks at this location. A small freight yard existed on the east bound side of the tracks, which is now occupied by a racket club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

External links[edit]

Media related to Glen Street (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

Glen Street station's New York State Historic Plaque.