Greenvale (LIRR station)

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Greenvale
Greenvale Station.jpg
The station at Greenvale, facing Glen Head-bound on the Oyster Bay-bound platform in June 2012.
Station statistics
Address Between Glen Cove Avenue & Plaza Road north of Helen Street
Greenvale, NY
Coordinates 40°48′56″N 73°37′37″W / 40.815547°N 73.626916°W / 40.815547; -73.626916Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°37′37″W / 40.815547°N 73.626916°W / 40.815547; -73.626916
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n27
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; Village of Roslyn Harbor Permits and Metered Parking
Other information
Opened 1866 (Freight only)
1875, 1880's (Passengers)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 7
Formerly Week's station
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 262[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay

Greenvale is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is officially located Off Helen Street, between Glen Cove Avenue and Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, New York.

History[edit]

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.[2]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.[3] 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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ LIRR station history
  3. ^ Long Island Rail Road Wrecks (TrainsAreFun.com)

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