Port Washington (LIRR station)
Port Washington Station from the end of Herbert Avenue at Main Street, December 20, 2007.
|Address||Main Street, between
Haven & South Bales Avenues
Port Washington, New York
|Connections||NICE Bus: n23|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Parking||Yes (residential permits required)|
|Opened||June 23, 1898|
|Electrified||October 21, 1913
750V (DC) third rail
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.
Platform and track configuration
|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.
- LIRR Port Washington Branch Notes (TrainsAreFun.com)
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Pride in Port: The Jekyll & Hyde Branch of the Long Island Railroad; Part Two (Forgotten NY.com)
- Official LIRR station information page for Port Washington
- Station timetable for Port Washington
- Unofficial LIRR History Website Photos
- July 1999 Photo
- December 2006 Photos
- Port Washington Yard Reconfiguration (The LIRR Today)
- Station House from Google Maps Street View
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