Albertson (LIRR station)

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Albertson
Albertson LIRR Xing jeh.jpg
Albertson station as seen from the grade crossing at I.U. Willets Road.
Location I.U. Willets Road & Albertson Avenue
Albertson, NY
Coordinates 40°46′19″N 73°38′30″W / 40.771872°N 73.641679°W / 40.771872; -73.641679Coordinates: 40°46′19″N 73°38′30″W / 40.771872°N 73.641679°W / 40.771872; -73.641679
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
History
Opened March 1874 (as a milk station)
June 1875 (flag stop)
Rebuilt 1913
Previous names Albertson's
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 594[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay

Albertson is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is on the north side of I.U. Willets Road Albertson Avenue and the Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, New York. However the parking lot is on the south side of I.U. Willets Road.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened with name Albertson's and originally opened as a milk station in March 1874 and opened as a flag stop in June 1875[2] by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road. The station was renamed as Albertson in 1903.[3] The station had a depot building built in 1911, and it lasted until 1954, when it was razed.[4][3] In 1960, the LIRR planned to close the station as well as East Williston station and replace them both with a single station between the two sites. However public opposition to the proposal cancelled those plans.[5] Between the Fall of 1997 and the Fall of 1998, high level concrete platforms were built with ramps.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two slightly offset high-level side platforms, each four cars long.

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Oyster Bay Branch toward Jamaica, Hunterspoint or Penn (East Williston)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Roslyn)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ The Long Island Rail Road: The age of expansion, 1863-1880 Vincent Seyfried Page 203 Archived 2014-12-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b "Underutilized Tracks: A Chronicle of Electric Train Service to East Williston and a History of the Neighboring Communities". Derek Stadler. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  4. ^ LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
  5. ^ "2 L.I. Stations Kept: Railroad Blows to Opponents of Single One in Between," (New York Times; May 19, 1960)

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