Grand Street (LIRR Main Line station)

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Grand Street
Station statistics
Address Grand Avenue
Elmhurst, Queens
Coordinates 40°44′1.6″N 73°53′1.2″W / 40.733778°N 73.883667°W / 40.733778; -73.883667Coordinates: 40°44′1.6″N 73°53′1.2″W / 40.733778°N 73.883667°W / 40.733778; -73.883667
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened 1913
Closed 1925
Rebuilt No; Station abandoned
Electrified 1905
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 1
Services
None
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Winfield Junction station Main Line
(current and former locations)
Matawok station
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Terminus Rockaway Beach Branch

Grand Street was a railroad station located on the Main Line of the Long Island Railroad It was located on Grand Street (now Avenue) in the Elmhurst section of Queens, New York City, west of the present Grand Avenue – Newtown subway station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line. Though it was only operational for twelve years, it served both the Main Line and the Rockaway Beach Branch which broke away from the main line in Rego Park.

The station opened as a pair of sheltered sheds on July 1, 1913, and served both local main line trains and as the original terminus of the Rockaway Beach Branch. The sheds were removed in 1922, and it was discontinued as a station stop in 1925.[1] Three years later a new Rego Park Station was built on Whitepot Junction, but it served Rockaway Beach Branch trains exclusively.

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Another Grand Street Station existed along the Evergreen Branch west of this station. This station was originally built sometime in 1868 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island between Metropolitan Avenue and Grand Street (Brooklyn) at the East River Ferry. A second depot replaced it on May 15, 1878, but it was closed on September 28, 1885.

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