Queens Village (LIRR station)
The front entrance to Queens Village Station from Amboy Lane on the corner of Jamaica Avenue & Springfield Boulevard.
|Address||Jamaica Avenue & Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village, NY
|Connections|| NYCT Bus: Q1, Q27, Q36, Q88, Q83 (nights)
Nassau Inter-County Express: n24
P & J Car Service
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||5 (1 used for storage)|
|Parking||Yes; Metered and Private|
|Electrified||October 2, 1905?
750V (DC) third rail
Queens Village is a station on the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road, located between 218th Street and Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, Queens, New York City. It has two side platforms along the four-track line, and only serves Hempstead Branch trains. The two-story station house is located along Platform A, for Jamaica and Manhattan bound commuters. A storage track exists behind Platform B for Hempstead bound commuters. Just east of the station is Queens Interlocking, a universal interlocking that splits the four-track line into two parallel two-track lines — the Main Line and Hempstead Branch — and controls the junction with the spur to Belmont Park.
Between March and November 1837, the current site of Queens Village Station was the site of an early Brooklyn and Jamaica Railroad station named Flushing Avenue station then renamed DeLancey Avenue station and later named Brushville station until it was moved to what is today 212nd Street, the site of the former Bellaire station, which was used to serve Ben Lane's Hotel.
Queens Village station originally opened at ground level as Queens station in 1879 (some sources say 1881). The original station house contained a sign with the distance to Long Island City and Greenport stations. The station house was moved to a private location as a new one was being built as part of a grade elimination project, and opened on September 24, 1924. It was then renamed "Queens Village."
Platforms and tracks 
The station has two high-level side platforms, each eight cars long. The north platform, next to Track 3, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The south platform, next to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound trains.
The Main Line has four tracks; the two middle tracks, not next to either platform, are used by through trains. A storage track is south of the south platform.
- "Long Island Railroad". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 3, 1879. p. 1.
- Long Island Railroad Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations (Images of Rail). Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3.
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