Carle Place (LIRR station)

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Carle Place
Carle Place LIRR Station-1.jpg
An eastern Long Island-bound M3 leaves Carle Place station, while an M7 bound for NYC waits for passengers.
Location Cherry Lane & Atlantic Avenue
Carle Place, NY
Coordinates 40°44′57″N 73°36′13″W / 40.749195°N 73.603705°W / 40.749195; -73.603705Coordinates: 40°44′57″N 73°36′13″W / 40.749195°N 73.603705°W / 40.749195; -73.603705
Owned by MTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n22
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
Opened 1837
Rebuilt 1952
Electrified October 19, 1970
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Carll Place
Passengers (2006) 772[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Main Line
(Port Jefferson Branch)
(also Ronkonkoma Branch)

Carle Place (previously known as Carll Place) is a station along the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). It is served by trains on the Port Jefferson Branch at all times while Ronkonkoma Branch and Montauk Branch trains bypass the station. It is located at Cherry Lane & Atlantic Avenue in Carle Place, New York.

Carle Place was built on March 1, 1837 with the opening of the LIRR to Hicksville. The station was closed sometime in 1859,[2] however it was revived in 1923 as a sheltered shed. In 1950, the station was removed and then relocated 400’ east of the former location, opening on January 21, 1952. The station has existed as a pair of platformed shelters ever since then.[3] In October 1970, an electrification project took place at Carle Place station, along with the rest of the Port Jefferson Branch between Mineola and Huntington Stations.[4]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. During rush hours, trains will stop at both platforms in the peak direction. In the future when the Main Line third track project is complete, two tracks will serve the peak direction and one will serve the off-peak during rush hours.

Both platforms have staircase going down to Cherry Lane and Atlantic Avenue on their extreme west end. At their center, the eastbound platform has a staircase and ramp that goes down to an alley between a house and the baseball fields of Carle Place Park that leads to the dead-end of Garden Avenue while the westbound platform has two short ramps leading to the dead-end of Stonehedge Lane, which at this location is primarily a parking lot for local businesses. The station's only two ticket vending machines are here under a green kiosk. A steel overpass connects the platforms at this point. On the extreme east end, the eastbound platform has a staircase going down to alley between the tracks and Carle Place Park's parking lot that leads to the dead-end of Carle Road.

G Ground level Exit/entrance, parking, buses
Platform level
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Ronkonkoma Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Mineola)
Port Jefferson Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Mineola)
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Track 2 Port Jefferson Branch toward Hicksville, Huntington or Port Jeff (Westbury)
Ronkonkoma Branch toward Farmingdale or Ronkonkoma (Westbury)
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access


  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Westbury Hempstead - Carle Place (Arrt's Arrchives)
  3. ^ LIRR station History ( Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Bamberger, Werner (October 20, 1970). "Change at Jamaica Is Only a Memory For 12,000 Riders". The New York Times. p. 88. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Carle Place (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons