Bellerose (LIRR station)

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Bellerose
Bellerose LIRR Station; South Side-1.JPG
Bellerose LIRR Station along Atlantic Avenue across from the intersection with Walnut Avenue.
Location Commonwealth Boulevard & Superior Road
Bellerose, New York
Coordinates 40°43′20″N 73°43′00″W / 40.7221°N 73.7166°W / 40.7221; -73.7166Coordinates: 40°43′20″N 73°43′00″W / 40.7221°N 73.7166°W / 40.7221; -73.7166
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Construction
Parking Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1898
Rebuilt 1909, 1960–1961
Electrified 750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 951[1]
Services
Ticket Machines; automated teller machines
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Hempstead Branch
toward Hempstead

Bellerose is a station along the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) which only serves trains along the Hempstead Branch. The station is at Commonwealth Boulevard and Superior Road, 0.25 miles (0.40 km) south of Jericho Turnpike, in Bellerose, New York, and has a full-service ticket machine on the north side of the station, next to the underpass entrance and a daily machine on the south side next to the underpass entrance. The station serves the area around the village of Bellerose in Nassau County and the adjacent New York City neighborhood of Bellerose in Queens.

History[edit]

Bellerose station was originally built in 1898 and rebuilt in the summer of 1909. It was out of service between December 12–15, 1960, and replaced with a third station between 1960 and 1961.[2] Until 1960, the station had a platform on each side of the four-track Main Line, though almost all trains that stopped ran to and from Hempstead. As part of the grade crossing elimination the junction of Main Line and Hempstead Branch was moved west of Bellerose. The two lines remain closely parallel between Jamaica and Floral Park. The platform was placed between the two Hempstead Branch tracks. No buses stop at the station, but local taxis do stop here.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one eight-car-long high-level island platform that serves the Hempstead Branch. The two parallel Main Line tracks that bypass this station are used by on the Oyster Bay Branch, Ronkonkoma Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, and Montauk Branch.

G Ground level Entrance/exit and buses
P
Platform level
Bypass
tracks
Ronkonkoma Branch does not stop here
Port Jefferson Branch does not stop here
Oyster Bay Branch does not stop here
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Ronkonkoma Branch does not stop here →
Port Jefferson Branch does not stop here →
Oyster Bay Branch does not stop here →
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
Track 1 Hempstead Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn Station (Queens Village)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Hempstead Branch toward Hempstead (Floral Park)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ LIRR station history (TrainsAreFun.com) Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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