Centre Avenue station

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Centre Avenue
Centre Avenue LIRR jeh.jpg
Centre Avenue Station platforms looking towards Long Beach
Location Centre Avenue & Forest Avenue
East Rockaway, New York
Coordinates 40°38′54″N 73°39′50″W / 40.648272°N 73.663915°W / 40.648272; -73.663915Coordinates: 40°38′54″N 73°39′50″W / 40.648272°N 73.663915°W / 40.648272; -73.663915
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
Opened 1898
Electrified September 1910
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names South Lynbrook (1898–1924)
Passengers (2006) 958[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Long Beach Branch
toward Long Beach

Centre Avenue is one of two railroad stations of the Long Island Rail Road in East Rockaway, New York. The station is officially located at Forest Avenue between Rocklyn and Centre Avenues, one block East of Atlantic Avenue (20.0 miles (32.2 km) from Penn Station), however it is actually located south of Centre Avenue on a dead end street across the tracks from a school building. A sidewalk from the intersection of Forest Avenue and Centre Avenue leads to the station.


The station was opened in 1898, and originally known as South Lynbrook station until 1924, when it was renamed after Centre Avenue. Though the station is wheelchair-accessible for the handicapped, as is every station between Valley Stream and Long Beach. It lacks a station house and offers little more than high platforms with shelters, and a ticket vending kiosk. Parking is available primarily for residents of either Lynbrook or East Rockaway, with residential permits.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The platforms extend from Centre Avenue & Forest Avenue to Third Street, a dead end street that terminates only at the east platform.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Long Beach Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn Station (Lynbrook)
Track 2 Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (East Rockaway)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access


  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

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