Cedarhurst (LIRR station)

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Cedarhurst
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Cedarhurst LIRR Station
Location Cedarhurst Avenue & Chestnut Street (2 blocks west of Broadway)
Cedarhurst, New York
Coordinates 40°37′20″N 73°43′34″W / 40.622214°N 73.726121°W / 40.622214; -73.726121Coordinates: 40°37′20″N 73°43′34″W / 40.622214°N 73.726121°W / 40.622214; -73.726121
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n32
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1869 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt 1872, 1913
Electrified December 11, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,744[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Far Rockaway Branch
toward Far Rockaway

Cedarhurst is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Cedarhurst, in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is located at Cedarhurst Avenue and Chestnut Street, one block west of Central Avenue, and is 20.9 miles (33.6 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

History[edit]

Cedarhurst station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island in July 1869. Three years later, the rival Long Island Rail Road also built its own "Ocean Point Depot" in July 1872 for the former Cedarhurst Cut-Off just northeast of Cedarhurst station[2] After the LIRR acquired the South Side Railroad, both the Ocean Point Depot and the LIRR's depot were abandoned in June 1876. The LIRR's old station was moved to Far Rockaway in August 1881, while the SSRRLI's Ocean Point Depot re-opened in June 1887, then was greatly re-modeled in May 1888. A third Cedarhurst station was built in 1913.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

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

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Far Rockaway Branch toward Atlantic or Penn Station (Woodmere)
Track 2 Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Lawrence)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ 1873 map of the New York and Rockaway Railroad (Arrt's Arrchives)

External links[edit]

A Far Rockaway-bound train departs Cedarhurst station.