Rosedale (LIRR station)

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Rosedale
The Rosedale Long Island Rail Road station.jpg
Looking west
Station statistics
Address Francis Lewis Boulevard & Sunrise Highway
Rosedale, NY
Coordinates 40°39′57″N 73°44′08″W / 40.6659°N 73.7356°W / 40.6659; -73.7356Coordinates: 40°39′57″N 73°44′08″W / 40.6659°N 73.7356°W / 40.6659; -73.7356
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit NYCT Buses: Q5, Q85
Danny's Taxi
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Parking Municipal Parking (NYC Permit Required)
Other information
Opened May 1870 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt 1889, 1950, 2005
Electrified May 17, 1906
750V (DC) third rail
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 3
Formerly Foster's Meadow (1870-1892)[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 2,391[3]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Atlantic Branch
(Far Rockaway Branch)
Current and former locations
Springfield Gardens Montauk Branch Valley Stream station

Rosedale is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch in the Rosedale neighborhood of Queens in New York City. The station is at Sunrise Highway, Francis Lewis Boulevard and 243rd Street. Rosedale has an island platform and a municipal parking lot on street level. The Rosedale station was recently renovated, and can platform ten cars. Rosedale is part of the CityTicket program and is in Zone 3.

History[edit]

Rosedale Station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island. Depending on the source, the station was built either on October 28, 1867, May 1870, or July 1871. Either way it was originally named "Foster's Meadow." The station was abandoned in 1889, but may have been used as a freight house when the second station was built that year, and renamed "Rosedale" in 1892.

From there, the station has a similar history to nearby Laurelton Station. The Eastbound facilities were relocated south of the former station on November 26, 1941 in anticipation of a future grade elimination project, but returned north on March 10, 1942, when the project was cancelled probably due to concentration on surplus for World War II. All facilities were relocated south of the former location again between November 16–18, 1948 when the grade elimination project was resumed. Temporary facilities were built south of the former location on the same days, while the second depot was razed that month. The third elevated station finally opened for westbound trains on October 31, 1950, and for eastbound trains on November 27, 1950.

Platform and tracks[edit]

  Babylon Branch no stop
West Hempstead Branch no stop
  Babylon Branch no stop
West Hempstead Branch no stop
1 Long Beach Branch toward New York (Laurelton)
Far Rockaway Branch toward New York (Laurelton)
2 Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Valley Stream)
Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Valley Stream)

This station has one 10-car long island platform between Tracks 1 and 2 of what the railroad calls the Atlantic Branch; it is used by trains of the Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches. Altogether four tracks pass the station: two tracks north of Track 1 are used by trains on the Babylon, Montauk and West Hempstead Branches that bypass this station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
  2. ^ Long Island Rail Road Alphabetical Station Listing and History (TrainsAreFun.com)
  3. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

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