Broadway (LIRR station)

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Broadway
Broadway LIRR jeh.JPG
Looking west
Location 162nd Street & Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York
Coordinates 40°45′42″N 73°48′05″W / 40.761626°N 73.801383°W / 40.761626; -73.801383Coordinates: 40°45′42″N 73°48′05″W / 40.761626°N 73.801383°W / 40.761626; -73.801383
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit NYCT Bus: Q12, Q13, Q28
Local Transit MTA Bus: QM3
Local Transit NICE Bus: n20G
Construction
Parking Yes (parking meter)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened October 27, 1866 (NY&F)[1]
Rebuilt 1906, 1913, 2003, 2007
Electrified October 21, 1913
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names East Flushing (1866-1872)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 2,430[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch

Broadway is a station in the Flushing neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is part of CityTicket. The station is east of an overpass at the intersection of 162nd Street and Northern Boulevard and is 11.1 miles (17.9 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. A renovation in 2008 added wheelchair ramps.

History[edit]

Originally built on October 27, 1866 by the New York and Flushing Railroad, Broadway Station was originally named as East Flushing station until May 1872 when it was renamed for Broadway, the old name used for the section of Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) passing through Flushing and Auburndale. The present elevated station was built 1913. By the 1930s the street name changed to avoid confusion with another Broadway located in western Queens, but the station name remained the same. Two restoration projects took place during the early 21st Century; One in 2003 that restored the station house, but neglected the rest of the structure, and another between 2007-2008 that restored the platforms, and added wheelchair ramps.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long.

G Ground level Exit/entrance and buses
P
Platform level
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Murray Hill)
Track 2 Port Washington Branch toward Great Neck or Port Washington (Auburndale)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part Two: The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad, © 1963
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ Flushing’s New Broadway Station: LIRR's Broadway Station Slowly Takes Shape (ForgottenNY)

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