Hampton Bays (LIRR station)

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Hampton Bays
Hampton Bays Station.jpg
The Hampton Bays station in November 2014, facing Montauk-bound.
Location Good Ground Road, & Springville Road
Hampton Bays, New York
Coordinates 40°52′35″N 72°31′28″W / 40.876464°N 72.524566°W / 40.876464; -72.524566Coordinates: 40°52′35″N 72°31′28″W / 40.876464°N 72.524566°W / 40.876464; -72.524566
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Suffolk County Transit: S92
Construction
Parking Yes (free)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 14
History
Opened 1869 or 1871
Closed 1873, 1958
Rebuilt 1874, 1913, 1974, 2000–01
Previous names Good Ground (1869–1922)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 11[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk
Current and former locations
East Quogue station Montauk Branch Canoe Place station

Hampton Bays is railroad station along the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is on Good Ground Road between Springville Road and Suffolk CR 32 (Ponquogue Avenue) in Hampton Bays, New York. Parking is free and entirely along Good Ground Road.

History[edit]

Hampton Bays station was originally built along what was then the Sag Harbor Branch on December 20, 1869[2] (although some sources claim it was in February 1871) as "Good Ground." It was the terminus of the line until the summer of 1870 when it was extended to Sag Harbor. The station was renamed "Hampton Bays" in June 1922, but the original name can be found along one of the streets where it is located on. The station burned on November 4, 1873. The second station was opened on January 10, 1874 and closed in 1913, but used as an "express house" for the 3rd depot, which opened in the Summer 1913. The station house was built in the style typical of stations such as Manhasset, Riverhead, Bay Shore, Northport, and Mineola stations,[3] and closed in 1958, but remained a flag stop, then razed sometime around 1964. The station stop was moved 2,000 feet west on December 26, 1974. When Quogue station was closed on March 16, 1998, Hampton Bays was one of the two stations that replaced it. The other was Westhampton. The existing depot's high-level platforms were added between 1998 and 1999.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one six-car-long high-level side platform on the north side of the main track. A siding is on the south side of the main track.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Westhampton)
Montauk Branch toward Montauk (Southampton)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ "PRR Chronology, 1869" (PDF).  (114 KiB), June 2004 Edition
  3. ^ George Skidmore photograph (Hampton Bays Online)

External links[edit]

A Montauk-bound train arrives at Hampton Bays Station as it passes an idling train on the next track.