Greenvale (LIRR station)
The station at Greenvale, facing Glen Head-bound on the Oyster Bay-bound platform in June 2012.
|Address||Between Glen Cove Avenue & Plaza Road north of Helen Street
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n27|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||Yes; Village of Roslyn Harbor Permits and Metered Parking|
|Opened||1866 (Freight only)
1875, 1880's (Passengers)
Greenvale station was originally established by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road on July 21, 1866, as "Week's station," a freight-only station primarily used for delivering milk. Passengers were briefly allowed at the station in 1875, and then again sometime during the 1880s.The Long Island Rail Road: The age of expansion, 1863-1880 Vincent Seyfried Page 203</ref>At some point, the station was renamed "Greenvale." The passenger station has never existed as anything else other than a sheltered platform. On May 17, 1891, it was demolished by a locomotive that collided with a horse who's hoof was stuck in the switching apparatus, resulting in both the death of the horse and two crew members. Eventually the station was replaced. New shelters were built on both sides of the tracks in 2000 on high-level platforms designed to accommodate the disabled, as well as future electrified trains.
Platform and track configuration
|1||■Oyster Bay Branch||toward New York (Roslyn)|
|2||■Oyster Bay Branch||toward Oyster Bay (Glen Head)|
This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. 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.
- Official LIRR station information page for Greenvale
- Station timetable for Greenvale
- Unofficial LIRR History Website
- Station from Google Maps Street View
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