Glen Cove (LIRR station)

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Glen Cove
Glen Cove Station 103 years after the post card.jpg
June 10, 2010 view of Glen Cove Station from the same angle as the 1907 post card below.
Location Duck Pond Road & Pearsall Avenue
Glen Cove, NY
Coordinates 40°51′55″N 73°37′01″W / 40.865189°N 73.616976°W / 40.865189; -73.616976Coordinates: 40°51′55″N 73°37′01″W / 40.865189°N 73.616976°W / 40.865189; -73.616976
Owned by MTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Mid Island Taxi
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
Opened 1895
Previous names Nassau
Passengers (2006) 368[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay

Glen Cove is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located between Pearsall Avenue and Norfolk Lane north of Duck Pond Road in the city of Glen Cove, New York.

Glen Cove station, (née Nassau), was built in 1895 at the behest of the "Gold Coast" millionaires such as the Pratts and J.P. Morgan who were looking for a more dignified station to disembark. This explains why this station was built roughly a mile from the Glen Street station. The picturesque station has been featured in several movies, including Sabrina,[2] Hello Again, and several commercials. It can be found at the southwest corner of the Nassau Country Club, where maintenance crew members often enter and leave.

This station has the longest, straight waiting room bench on the LIRR - it is 35 feet long.

A little known secret is that behind the west waiting room wall there is a beautiful fireplace, which was once visible to customers in the waiting room.

No bus access is available for this station (unlike the nearby Glen Street station), however local taxicabs do stop there.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1  Oyster Bay Branch toward New York (Glen Street)
2  Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Locust Valley)

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. The west platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by southbound or New York City-bound trains. The east platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by northbound or Oyster Bay-bound trains. The Oyster Bay Branch has two tracks at this location.


External links[edit]

Media related to Glen Cove (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

1907 post card of Glen Cove Station. Note the freight house southwest of the main station house.