Greenport (LIRR station)

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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
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: S92
Parking Yes; Free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 14
Opened June 29, 1844
Rebuilt 1870, 1892
Previous names Green–Port
Passengers (2006) 5[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Main Line
(Ronkonkoma Branch)
Greenport Railroad Station
Greenport (LIRR station) is located in New York
Greenport (LIRR station)
Greenport (LIRR station) is located in the US
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
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.


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]

Station layout[edit]

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.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance, buses, ferries
Track 1 Greenport Branch toward Ronkonkoma (Southold)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Greenport Branch toward Ronkonkoma (Southold)



  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Long Island Railroad Company; Completion and Opening of Road to Greenport; 96 Miles (1844)". 
  5. ^ "Last Steam Train to Greenport". 
  6. ^ "".  External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - NEW YORK (NY), Suffolk County". 
  8. ^ Robert D. Kuhn (OMay 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Greenport Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20.  Check date values in: |date= (help) See also: "Accompanying nine photos". 
  9. ^ "Greenport Site". 
  10. ^ "East End Seaport Museum (About Us)". East End Seaport Museum (Archived Link; June 30, 2012). Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. 

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