St. Albans (LIRR station)
Looking west; Babylon train to the left
|Address||Linden Boulevard & Montauk Place
St. Albans, New York
|Connections||NYCT Bus: Q4|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||July 1, 1898|
|Electrified||May 21, 1925
750V (DC) third rail
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
Saint Albans is a station on the Long Island Rail Road located in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens in New York City. The single entrance is at the south end of the station and has a staircase going down to the north side Linden Boulevard between Newburg and 180th Street.
The station is listed on timetables and maps as being served by West Hempstead Branch trains, but most service is provided by Babylon Branch trains. West Hempstead Branch trains only serve the station on weekday mornings (which are 15 westbound trains per week), while hourly Babylon Branch trains serve it daily from about 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM during off peak periods (201 trains per week). Babylon Branch trains also serve the station bihourly on weekends. The station sees no late night service.
In 1872, the Long Island Rail Road's Cedarhurst Cut-off was built through the area, but no stop appears here on the first timetables. Saint Albans Station was built on July 1, 1898, and originally appeared on maps with the name of Locust Avenue (the same name as the station at the other end of what is now called Baisley Boulevard). The station was razed in 1935 as part of a grade elimination project. The current elevated structure was opened either on October 22 or October 23, 1935.
- Long Island Railroad Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- "Cedarhusrt Cutoff - ARRT'S ARRCHIVES".
- "1898 map showing Locust Ave station in St. Albans on the Rockaway Branch of the LIRR" (JPG). (Locust Avenue is now called Baisley Boulevard)
- "St.Albans Station photos".(Schedule on this page indicates trains stopped as early as 1897)