Great River (LIRR station)

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Great River
Great River Station - May 2015.jpg
The current Great River station in May 2015.
Location Connetquot Avenue & Hawthorne Avenue
Great River, New York
Coordinates 40°44′26″N 73°10′12″W / 40.740476°N 73.17°W / 40.740476; -73.17Coordinates: 40°44′26″N 73°10′12″W / 40.740476°N 73.17°W / 40.740476; -73.17
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Suffolk County Transit: S40, 3C
Construction
Parking Yes (free)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10
History
Opened 1897
Rebuilt 1943, 2001
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 311[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk

Great River is a railroad station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, at Connetquot Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue in Great River, New York.

History[edit]

The old LIRR shed at Great River station.

Prior to the establishment of passenger service, the site of Great River station was occupied by a freight only station built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island (SSRRLI) known as Youngsport station.[2] Great River Station was originally built in 1897 but burned down in 1943. Between that time, a sheltered-platform was added to the other side of the tracks. In 1945 a modernist station designed by architect Antonin Raymond replaced it,[3] but it was burned down in 2000. The third station with high-level platforms was built between 2000-2001. The original shelter, however was restored by the East Islip Historical Society, and remains within one of the parking lots along the eastbound platform.

Club House station[edit]

East of Great River Station, the South Side Railroad built a private station called Club House station in 1869 to serve the South Side Sportsmen's Club. This station was located between Mileposts 45 and 46 inside today's Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and was among a number of privately owned stations along the SSRRLI, which weren't so uncommon during the 19th Century. It was closed in 1897.[4]

Notable places nearby[edit]

Station layout[edit]

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

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Islip)
Track 2 Montauk Branch toward Patchogue, Speonk or Montauk (Oakdale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Youngsport-Great River Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  3. ^ Helfrich & Whittaker, Kurt & William (2006). Crafting a Modern World, The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noemi Raymond. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 56. 
  4. ^ Image of the old Club House Station; 1870-1897 (Arrt's Arrchives)

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