Bellport (LIRR station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the closed station along the Main Line, see Bellport (LIRR Main Line station).
Bellport
Bellport Station - May 2015.jpg
The Bellport station platform in May 2015.
Location Station Road & Montauk Highway
North Bellport, New York
Coordinates 40°46′25″N 72°56′38″W / 40.773717°N 72.943769°W / 40.773717; -72.943769Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 72°56′38″W / 40.773717°N 72.943769°W / 40.773717; -72.943769
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Suffolk County Transit: S66, S68, 7B
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 12
History
Opened 1882
Rebuilt 1964, 1998
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 47[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk

Bellport is an unmanned station along the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, at Bellport Station Road and Montauk Highway in North Bellport, New York.

History[edit]

The station was originally built in the summer of 1882 by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad, an LIRR subsidiary designed to expand the former South Side Railroad of Long Island toward the east end. When Hagerman Station was closed by the LIRR in 1929, the railroad advised travelers to use this station as a substitute. Twenty-nine years later, on October 6, 1958 the Brookhaven Station was closed, sending commuters of that station here as well. Bellport's station house was closed in January 1959 and razed in May 1964, replaced with a shelter-shed. The LIRR was planning to close this station on March 16, 1998 along with ten other stations.[2][3] due to low ridership, but changed its mind. A depot with a high-level platform was built between 1998 and 1999, as many stations on the LIRR were getting at the time.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one high-level platform on the south side of the two tracks, long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers. The north track, not next to the platform, is a siding.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Patchogue)
Montauk Branch toward Speonk or Montauk (Mastic–Shirley)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Sengupta, Somini (March 15, 1998). "End of the Line for L.I.R.R.'s 10 Loneliest Stops". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "LONG ISLAND STATION HISTORY". trainsarefun.com. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bellport (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons