Greenport (LIRR station)

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Greenport
Old Greenport Station(from Platform).jpg
View of Old Greenport Station from the platform; July 1, 2007
Location Wiggins Street & Fourth Street
Greenport, NY
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: S92
Construction
Parking Yes; Free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 14
History
Opened June 29, 1844
Rebuilt 1870, 1892
Previous names Green–Port
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 5[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Main Line
(Ronkonkoma Branch)
Terminus
Greenport Railroad Station
Greenport (LIRR station) is located in New York
Greenport (LIRR station)
Location Third and Wiggins St., Greenport, New York
Coordinates 41°5′59″N 72°21′49″W / 41.09972°N 72.36361°W / 41.09972; -72.36361Coordinates: 41°5′59″N 72°21′49″W / 41.09972°N 72.36361°W / 41.09972; -72.36361
Area 4.8 acres (1.9 ha)
Built 1892
Architectural style Late Victorian
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 89000947[2]
Added to NRHP July 20, 1989

Greenport Railroad Station is the terminus of the Main Line (Greenport Branch) of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at Wiggins Street and Fourth Street in the Village of Greenport, New York, although the property spans as far east as 3rd Street and the Shelter Island North Ferry terminal.

History[edit]

Greenport station was originally built on July 29, 1844,[3] as the terminus of the Main line of the LIRR, although some in the industry had hope of building an extension to a cross-sound bridge. The station was listed as Green–Port on the 1852 timetable.[4] On July 4, 1870, it was burned as part of Town festivities, and was rebuilt in October later that year. Another station was built in its place in 1892 (although some sources claim it was in 1894), with a distinguished ticket office bay window that was removed in the 1920s. A train shed also existed behind the roundtable, which was replaced by a coal deposit area. Steam service existed until June 5, 1955,[5] mail was carried at the station until 1965, and the train ran onto a dock until 1978. A ticket booth with a station agent closed at Greenport on October 1, 1967.[6] The station, its freight house, and roundtable were placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a national historic district on July 20, 1989.[7][8] A high-level island platform leading to the old station and the Shelter Island Ferry was built between 1999 and 2000, as the case was with many other railroad stations on Long Island. The former freight house serves as the east end of the Railroad Museum of Long Island,[9] while the old station is now the East End Seaport Museum.[10]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

   Greenport Branch toward Ronkonkoma (Southold)
   Greenport Branch toward Ronkonkoma (Southold)

This station has one high-level island platform long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers. The Main Line has three tracks at this location.

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