Locust Manor (LIRR station)

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Locust Manor
Locust Manor LIRR Station-1.JPG
Locust Manor Station on a rainy late afternoon, April 16, 2011.
Station statistics
Address Farmer's Boulevard & Bedell Street
Locust Manor, NY
Coordinates 40°40′30″N 73°45′54″W / 40.675022°N 73.764897°W / 40.675022; -73.764897Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 73°45′54″W / 40.675022°N 73.764897°W / 40.675022; -73.764897
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit NYCT Buses: Q3, Q85
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking No
Other information
Opened June 1869 (SSRRLI)
Closed June 1876[1]
reopened soon after[citation needed]
Rebuilt 1876, 1959[2]
Electrified October 16, 1905
750V (DC) third rail
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 3
Formerly Locust Avenue (1867-1929)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,360[3]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Atlantic Branch
(Far Rockaway Branch)
Current and former locations
Cedar Manor station Atlantic Branch Higbie Avenue station

Locust Manor is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch serving the residents of the Locust Manor neighborhood of Queens, New York.

The station is located at Farmers Boulevard and Bedell Street and is 14.0 miles (22.5 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. This station has two exits; one exit, adjacent to the Rochdale Village power house, is on the northeast portion of the sprawling Rochdale housing co-operative. At that end of the station, the staircase leads to a Bedell Street (southbound) walkway in between two private Rochdale parking lots, and to a northbound walkway leading to residential 134th Avenue. The southern exit leads to Farmers Boulevard, between Garrett and Bedell streets. There are short canopies near the exits. Ticket machines are at a pedestrian tunnel on the north (Rochdale Village) end of the station, at the base of the eastbound (Long Island-bound) LIRR station staircase.

The Far Rockaway Branch provides regular service 24 hours a day. Some additional service is provided on the Long Beach Branch as well during off peak hours. The station is located in LIRR's zone 3, and is included in the CityTicket program.

The stop serves the Rochdale, Queens section and its Rochdale Village apartment complex, and was also the stop for the racecourse on which Rochdale Village was erected, Jamaica Racetrack. Today it contains fiberglass populuxe designed shelters on high-level platforms.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1 Long Beach Branch toward New York (Jamaica)
Far Rockaway Branch toward New York (Jamaica)
2 Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Laurelton)
Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Laurelton)

This station has two high-level side platforms, each eight cars long. The north platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The east platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Long Island-bound trains. The rail line has two tracks at this location.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
  2. ^ Long Island Railroad Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
  3. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

External links[edit]

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