Bellaire station

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Bellaire
Location212th Street
Bellaire, Queens, New York
Coordinates40°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
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Main Line
History
OpenedJune 1897 (1897-06)
ClosedJune 26, 1972 (1972-06-26)
Rebuilt1924
ElectrifiedSeptember 22, 1905?
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesBrushville Road (1897–1900)
Interstate Park (1900–1907)
Services
None (Closed)
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Former services
Hollis   Hempstead Branch   Queens Village

Bellaire was a station stop along the Hempstead Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.

History[edit]

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 and was rebuilt as part of a grade elimination project on September 20, 1924. Due to low ridership the station closed on June 26, 1972.[1] Nothing remains of the station except the concrete platform supports visible on both sides of the local tracks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perlmutter, Emanuel (June 18, 1972). "L.I.R.R. Improving Service on All Lines Under a New Timetable". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "LONG ISLAND STATION HISTORY". trainsarefun.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2010-02-04.

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