Country Life Press (LIRR station)

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Country Life Press
Country Life Press Station.jpg
The station at Country Life Press, facing Hempstead-bound in June 2012
Location St. James Street South, between Chestnut Street & Damson Street
Garden City, New York,
Coordinates 40°43′16″N 73°37′46″W / 40.721234°N 73.629405°W / 40.721234; -73.629405Coordinates: 40°43′16″N 73°37′46″W / 40.721234°N 73.629405°W / 40.721234; -73.629405
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Garden City Taxi
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1911
Electrified May 26, 1908
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,236[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Hempstead Branch
Terminus
Current and former locations
West Hempstead station West Hempstead Branch Mineola station
Current and former locations
West Hempstead station Oyster Bay Branch East Williston station

Country Life Press is one of five stations of the Long Island Rail Road in the village of Garden City, New York. It serves the Hempstead Branch and is located on Damson Street and St. James Street South in Garden City.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened in 1911 for the sole purpose of serving the Doubleday & McClure Publishing Company facility (the "Country Life Press" that was located across the tracks), hence the name of the station.[2] Country Life Press station has some former rights-of-way that led to the West Hempstead and the Oyster Bay Branches.[3] It also included the remnants of the Central Branch of the Long Island Rail Road that terminated near Nassau Coliseum.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one 10-car-long side platform on the east side of the single track.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Hempstead Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn Station (Garden City)
Hempstead Branch toward Hempstead (Terminus)

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Hempstead Branch Stations (Unofficial LIRR history Website)
  3. ^ Mineola to West Hempstead Branch (Unofficial LIRR History Web Site)

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