Greenvale (LIRR station)

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Greenvale Station.jpg
The station at Greenvale, facing Glen Head-bound on the Oyster Bay-bound platform in June 2012.
Location Between Glen Cove Avenue & Plaza Road north of Helen Street
Greenvale, NY
Coordinates 40°48′56″N 73°37′37″W / 40.815547°N 73.626916°W / 40.815547; -73.626916Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°37′37″W / 40.815547°N 73.626916°W / 40.815547; -73.626916
Owned by MTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n27
Parking Yes; Village of Roslyn Harbor Permits and Metered Parking
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
Opened 1866 (freight only)
1875, 1880s (passenger service)
Previous names Week's
Passengers (2006) 262[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay
Current and former locations
North Roslyn station Oyster Bay Branch Glen Head station

Greenvale is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is officially located off Helen Street, between Glen Cove Avenue and Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, New York.


Greenvale station was originally established by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road on July 21, 1866, as "Week's station," a freight-only station primarily used for delivering milk. Passengers were briefly allowed at the station in 1875, and then again sometime during the 1880s.[2][3]At some point, the station was renamed "Greenvale." The passenger station has never existed as anything else other than a sheltered platform. On May 17, 1891, it was demolished by a locomotive that collided with a horse who's hoof was stuck in the switching apparatus, resulting in both the death of the horse and two crew members. Eventually the station was replaced.[4] New shelters were built on both sides of the tracks in 2000 on high-level platforms designed to accommodate the disabled, as well as future electrified trains.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long.

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Oyster Bay Branch toward Jamaica, Hunterspoint or Penn (Roslyn)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Glen Head)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access


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