Port Washington (LIRR station)

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Port Washington
Port Washington Station - Main Street & Herbert Avenue.jpg
Port Washington Station from the end of Herbert Avenue at Main Street, December 20, 2007.
Station statistics
Address Main Street, between
Haven & South Bales Avenues
Port Washington, New York
Coordinates 40°49′46″N 73°41′14″W / 40.829349°N 73.68733°W / 40.829349; -73.68733Coordinates: 40°49′46″N 73°41′14″W / 40.829349°N 73.68733°W / 40.829349; -73.68733
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit NICE Bus: n23
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 8
Parking Yes (residential permits required)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened June 23, 1898
Rebuilt 1930, 1998
Electrified October 21, 1913[1]
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 7,993[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch Terminus

Port Washington is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch in Port Washington, New York. The station is located on Main Street, between Haven Avenue and South Bayles Avenue, just West of Middle Neck Road, and is 19.9 miles (32 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Pedestrian bridges between the platforms are in line with Franklin Avenue and Bayview Avenue, both of which end Haven Avenue.

Port Washington station was recommended to Austin Corbin by a group of Port Washington residents in 1895, after a failed attempt to extend the branch between Great Neck and Roslyn in 1882. The station was originally built on June 23, 1898 by the Great Neck and Port Washington Railroad, an LIRR subsidiary that existed between 1898 and 1902. It was electrified in 1913, and remodeled in 1930, and again in 1998 upon the station's 100th Anniversary.[3]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

2 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
3 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
4 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
5 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)

This station has two 10-car long island platforms. The west platform is adjacent to Tracks 2 and 3. The east platform is adjacent to Tracks 4 and 5. The Port Washington Branch has eight tracks at this location. Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 8 are not adjacent to the platforms, and are used for train storage.

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The station in summer