Oceanside (LIRR station)

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Oceanside
Oceanside LIRR jeh.JPG
Platforms with the station house in the distance
Station statistics
Address Weidner Avenue & Lawson Boulevard
Oceanside, New York
Coordinates 40°38′06″N 73°39′17″W / 40.634986°N 73.654613°W / 40.634986; -73.654613Coordinates: 40°38′06″N 73°39′17″W / 40.634986°N 73.654613°W / 40.634986; -73.654613
Line(s)
Connections Frank's Taxi
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1897
Rebuilt 1915, 1959, 2002
Electrified September 1910
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 7
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 2,786[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Long Beach Branch
toward Long Beach

Oceanside is a station serving the Long Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at Weidner Avenue and Lawson Boulevard in Oceanside, New York, which is 21.1 miles from Penn Station.

History[edit]

Oceanside station was originally opened in 1897, then rebuilt on May 1, 1915, and again in 1959, and 2002. While a station house exists, it also has sheltered platforms on both sides of the tracks. Like every station between Lynbrook and Long Beach, it is fully wheelchair-accessible for the handicapped. Most parking is available for Oceanside residents with residential permits. No buses connect to Oceanside station, however local taxi cab service is available.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1 Long Beach Branch toward New York (East Rockaway)
2 Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Island Park)

The station has two high-level side platforms, each eight cars long. The east platform, next to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The west platform, next to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Long Beach-bound trains. The Long Beach Branch has two tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

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