Sea Cliff (LIRR station)

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Sea Cliff
Sea Cliff LIRR Station-2.jpg
Close-up view of the historic Sea Cliff Station in Glen Cove, New York, from the northbound platform. An open shelter on the southbound platform can be seen in the distance.
Station statistics
Address Sea Cliff Avenue & Glen Keith Road
Glen Cove, NY
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n27
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bike Rack
Other information
Opened 1867
Rebuilt 1888, 1997
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 7
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 602[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay
Sea Cliff Railroad Station
Sea Cliff LIRR Station-NRHP.jpg
NRHP landmark, rebuilt in 1888.
Sea Cliff (LIRR station) is located in New York
Sea Cliff (LIRR station)
Location Sea Cliff, New York, USA
Nearest city Glen Cove, New York
Coordinates 40°51′9.23″N 73°37′31.47″W / 40.8525639°N 73.6254083°W / 40.8525639; -73.6254083Coordinates: 40°51′9.23″N 73°37′31.47″W / 40.8525639°N 73.6254083°W / 40.8525639; -73.6254083
Built 1888
Architectural style Late-Victorian
NRHP Reference # 88000021
Added to NRHP February 18, 1988[2]

The Sea Cliff is a historic station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located on Sea Cliff Avenue and Glen Keith Road between Glen Cove Avenue and Cedar Swamp Road in the City of Glen Cove, New York, east of the Town of Oyster Bay hamlet of Sea Cliff, New York. The station was actually named after Sea Cliff Avenue, rather than the hamlet.

History[edit]

Sea Cliff station was built in 1867 by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road, and renovated in May 1888 at the cost of $4,000. The station is typical of many LIRR stations of the late-Victorian era. It contains a two-story red brick structure with an gabled-roof that extended into canopies on the sides, which contains elaborate gingerbread woodwork along the canopies. From July 2, 1902 to December 31, 1924, it had connections to two trolley lines. One was the Sea Cliff Village Trolley, owned by the Nassau County Railway and the other was the Glen Cove Railroad (not to be confused with the old LIRR subsidiary) which ran along the Oyster Bay Branch right-of-way into Downtown Glen Cove in 1905. From 1909 to 1956, it also contained a wooden pedestrian bridge.[3] Nearly a century after the second station was built, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The station was renovated in 1997.[4]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1 Oyster Bay Branch toward New York (Glen Head)
2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Glen Street)

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. The west platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by southbound or New York City-bound trains. The east platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by northbound or Oyster Bay-bound trains. The Oyster Bay Branch has two main tracks at this location, and there is also a spur east of the east platform. The spur is currently used for track maintenance equipment, but was used as a freight siding until the 1970s. The siding at one point crossed Sea Cliff Avenue to service Sea Cliff Coal and Lumber, whose covered coal dump still stands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Nassau County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ Bob Emery Sea Cliff Station map (TrainsAreFun.com)
  4. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 59. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 

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