Westwood (LIRR station)

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Westwood
Westwood Station from Malverne side.jpg
Westwood Station's Malverne shelter. The Lynbrook shelter can be seen across the tracks.
Station statistics
Address Foster Avenue & Motley Street
Malverne, NY
Coordinates 40°40′05.8″N 73°40′53.1″W / 40.668278°N 73.681417°W / 40.668278; -73.681417Coordinates: 40°40′05.8″N 73°40′53.1″W / 40.668278°N 73.681417°W / 40.668278; -73.681417
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes; Village of Malverne & Lynbrook permits required
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bicycle Racks
Other information
Opened 1929
Rebuilt 1955
Electrified October 19, 1926
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 711[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
West Hempstead Branch

Westwood is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead Branch serving the villages of Malverne, Lynbrook, and Valley Stream, New York. The station platform is located on Foster Avenue in Malverne, New York, with parking facilities on both the Malverne (Foster Avenue at Motley Street) and Lynbrook (Whitehall Street at Whittier Street) sides of the tracks. It has no station building, because the 1929-built station was gutted into a shelter in 1955.[2] It also features a gated at-grade pedestrian crossing,[3] one of only two such stations on the Long Island Rail Road to exclusively feature such crossings, the other being Mineola.

No buses connect to Westwood Station, however local suburban taxi cabs do stop there. A basketball court can be found on the Malverne side of the station.[4]

Platform and track[edit]

1 West Hempstead Branch toward New York (Valley Stream)
West Hempstead Branch toward West Hempstead (Malverne)

This station has one four-car-long side platform on the west side of the single track, which was added in the autumn of 1973.[5]

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Media related to Westwood (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

A train bound for West Hempstead as seen from the Lynbrook side of the tracks.