Lindenhurst (LIRR station)

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Lindenhurst
LIRRTrainAtLindenhurst.jpg
12:15 pm Westbound Train arriving at Lindenhurst
Location Wellwood Avenue & Hoffman Avenue
Lindenhurst, New York
Coordinates 40°41′18″N 73°22′09″W / 40.688243°N 73.369242°W / 40.688243; -73.369242Coordinates: 40°41′18″N 73°22′09″W / 40.688243°N 73.369242°W / 40.688243; -73.369242
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: S20, S35, 1B
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Fare zone 9
History
Opened 1867 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt 1902, 1968-1973
Electrified May 20, 1925
750V (DC) third rail
Previous names Wellwood (1867-1870)
Breslau (1870-1891)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 3,583[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
Terminus

Lindenhurst is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at Wellwood Avenue (Suffolk CR 3) and East Hoffman Avenue (Suffolk CR 12) in Lindenhurst, New York.

History[edit]

Lindenhurst Station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch stations that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th Century. It was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island on October 28, 1867 as "Wellwood Station." It was renamed "Breslau Station" in 1870, after developers Thomas Wellwood and Charles S. Schleier renamed the community after their native Breslau in Prussia, then was renamed "Lindenhurst Station" in 1891.[2] The station was burned down on January 23, 1901. The second station was built in 1902. This station was replaced with a temporary station with high-level platforms on October 25, 1968 when construction of the current elevated station was started. The current elevated station was opened on August 7, 1973, and was renovated in the early 2000s, along with much of the rest of the Babylon line. The 1902 station was moved to a private location and restored as a museum in 1971.[3][4]


Platform and tracks[edit]

1 Babylon Branch toward New York (Copiague)
2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Terminus)

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

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