Bellaire (LIRR station)

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Location 212th Street
Bellaire, Queens
Coordinates 40°42′52.73″N 73°44′52.92″W / 40.7146472°N 73.7480333°W / 40.7146472; -73.7480333Coordinates: 40°42′52.73″N 73°44′52.92″W / 40.7146472°N 73.7480333°W / 40.7146472; -73.7480333
Opened June 1897 (1897-06)
Closed 1972 (1972)
Electrified September 22, 1905?
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Brushville Road (1897–1900)
Interstate Park (1900–1907)
None (Closed)
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Hollis station Hempstead Branch
(current and former locations)
Queens Village station

Bellaire was a station stop along the Hempstead Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Originally, it was the site of a station known as Brushville on November 27, 1837, which opened as a replacement for the former Flushing Avenue/Delancey Avenue station which was located in the vicinity of where Queens Village Station is today. The station was razed sometime in 1871 when Colonel A.M. Wood sold land across from his estate and built Inglewood Station returning service to the previous location. In June 1897, a new station called Brushville Road was built on what was then First Street (today's 212th Street), then on March 20, 1900, it was replaced by another new station called Interstate Park which was built in the place of the old Brushville Road Station, although it only served the Hempstead Branch. This station was renamed "Bellaire" in 1907, rebuilt as part of a grade elimination project on September 20, 1924, and finally closed around 1972. Nothing remains of the station except the concrete platform supports visible on both sides of the local tracks.[1]



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