Port Jefferson (LIRR station)
2007 parking lot view
|Address||NY 112 (Main Street) & Oakland Avenue|
|Connections||Suffolk County Transit: 5A, S60, S61, S62, S69, S76|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Rebuilt||1875, 1903, 1968, 2001|
Port Jefferson is the terminus for the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is located on New York State Route 25A (Main Street), on the north side of the tracks, but is also accessible from Oakland Avenue (both of which are in the Village of Port Jefferson), as well as Railroad Avenue and Union Street on the south side of the tracks in Port Jefferson Station. All service is diesel-only, and most off-peak trains are shuttles requiring a transfer to an electric train at Huntington or Hicksville.
The station also serves Suffolk County Transit buses and occasionally the Village of Port Jefferson's own local jitney buses. One Suffolk County Transit bus, (Route S61) leads to the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry, approximately one mile to the north. It features service to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Suburban taxi service is also available, a taxicab depot is located across NY 25A from the station itself.
Port Jefferson station was originally built in January 1873 by the Smithtown and Port Jefferson Railroad, but was burned on February 1, 1874. The second station was completed in June 1875. In 1895, the Port Jefferson Branch was extended to Wading River. The second Port Jeff station was closed in 1903, and was used as a yard building, while the third station was built across Main Street. Designed by Stanford White, it opened on July 29, 1903. Port Jefferson Station resumed its status as the terminus of the line on October 9, 1938, when the line was abandoned between Port Jefferson and Wading River. The "yard building" was abandoned in April 1963. The station was remodeled in 1968, but restored in 2001 based on its previous 1903 design. Port Jefferson is 59.4 miles from Penn Station and travel time varies between 1 hour, 40 minutes and 2 hours, depending on if one has to transfer to an electric train to reach the city.
Platform and tracks
This station has one 10-car-long high-level side platform north of the tracks. There are four tracks, the southern three (not next to the platform) being used for train storage.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Port Jefferson (LIRR station).|
- Official LIRR station information page for Port Jefferson
- Station timetable for Port Jefferson
- Old Port Jefferson Station Photo (Newsday)
- Bridgeport - Port Jefferson Ferry website
- JEFF Interlocking (The LIRR Today)
- Station from Main Street from Google Maps Street View