Amityville (LIRR station)

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Amityville
Amityville LIRR.JPG
South platform at Amityville Station
Location John Street between Sterling Place & Oak Street
Amityville, New York
Coordinates 40°40′49″N 73°25′14″W / 40.680263°N 73.420472°W / 40.680263; -73.420472Coordinates: 40°40′49″N 73°25′14″W / 40.680263°N 73.420472°W / 40.680263; -73.420472
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: S1, S20, S33, 1A
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Fare zone 9
History
Opened 1868 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt 1889, 1964, 1968–1973
Electrified May 20, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 3,085[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

Amityville is the westernmost station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Suffolk County, New York. It is located on John Street in Amityville, New York, but the official description of its location is not as precise. The MTA describes the station as being located on John Street between Sunrise Highway (NY 27) and NY 27A west of NY 110. John Street is located between Sterling Place and West Oak Street (Old Sunrise Highway, NY 900D).

History[edit]

Amityville station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch stations that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th century. It was originally built in 1868 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island, then replaced by a brick station in 1889.[2] From 1890 to 1919, it was a stop for the Huntington Railroad cross-island trolley line, which included a bridge over the tracks on the west side of the station. It was also the terminus of the Amityville Line for of the Babylon Railroad trolley line from 1910 to 1920. When the trolleys were abandoned the cross-island trolley bridge over the tracks became a pedestrian crossover.[3] The station building was completely demolished in 1964 and on October 25, 1968 a temporary station building was opened with high-level side platforms to accommodate the new M1 cars and facilitate the construction of the new grade separated Babylon Branch. The new elevated structure was opened on August 7, 1973. The 1868 station remains standing as a private residence. Amityville is also the site of the first interlocking after the Central Branch splits from the Babylon Branch.

Platform and tracks[edit]

The station has one 10-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks.

G Ground level Entrance/exit, parking, buses
P
Platform level
Track 1 Babylon Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Massapequa Park)
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Copiague)
Montauk Branch does not stop here →

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  3. ^ Close-up picture of former Amityville Trolley Bridge in 1964, by Bradford G. Phillips (TrainsAreFun.com)

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