New Hyde Park (LIRR station)

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New Hyde Park
NHP station jeh.JPG
Western end
Station statistics
Address New Hyde Park Road & Second Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
Coordinates 40°43′51″N 73°40′50″W / 40.730932°N 73.680569°W / 40.730932; -73.680569Coordinates: 40°43′51″N 73°40′50″W / 40.730932°N 73.680569°W / 40.730932; -73.680569
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n24, n25
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1845
Rebuilt 1870, 1947, 2002-2003
Electrified October 1926
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 4
Formerly Hyde Park (1845-1904)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 3,451[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Main Line
(Port Jefferson Branch)
(also Oyster Bay Branch
and Ronkonkoma Branch)

New Hyde Park is a station on the Main Line. It is located at New Hyde Park Road and 2nd Avenue in New Hyde Park, New York. The station house is near the eastern part of the westbound platform. The station is wheelchair accessible with grade crossings at both ends of the platforms. It is only listed on the Port Jefferson Branch timetable and most service is provided by that branch. However, sporadic trains from the Oyster Bay Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch stop here too (most bypass this station).

History[edit]

The Long Island Rail Road was built through the area in 1837,[2] although no station was built until 1845.[3] It was originally named "Hyde Park" Station, and was rebuilt in 1870. Despite Hyde Park changing its name to "New Hyde Park" in March 1871 in order to avoid confusion with another Hyde Park in Dutchess County, the LIRR kept the original name of the station until September 1904. The 1870-built station was located along the eastbound tracks with an open wooden shelter shed along the westbound tracks. This station contained elaborate gingerbread woodwork, similar to that of Yaphank station during the same period.[4] In 1947, the station house was rebuilt again with a smaller and less elaborate brick structure, and relocated along the westbound tracks, with a matching brick open shelter along the eastbound tracks. Sometime during the 1960s, high-level platforms were added to the station, with a white stucco wall between the platforms and station house containing a blue sign with white lettering reading "LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD" on top and "NEW HYDE PARK VILLAGE" on the bottom.[5] This was replaced between 2002 and 2003 with the retro-classic structure seen today.[6]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1 Main Line toward New York (Floral Park)
2 Main Line toward Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, or Port Jefferson (Merillon Avenue)

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. Two grade crossings bracket the station and another is 1200 feet west of the station. The north platform, next to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The south platform, next to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound trains, but Track 2 carries some westbound trains during the morning rush hour. The Main Line has two tracks.

The westbound platform has the only station house and parking lot. Each platform has staircase going to the South 12th Street grade crossing on their extreme west end and another on their extreme east end going to the New Hyde Park Road grade crossing.

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Central and eastern part