Hempstead Gardens station

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Hempstead Gardens
LIRR Hempstead Gardens Platform facing north.jpg
The station platform, facing north towards West Hempstead.
LocationHempstead Gardens Drive & Chestnut Street
West Hempstead, New York
Coordinates40°41′41″N 73°38′46″W / 40.69472°N 73.64611°W / 40.69472; -73.64611Coordinates: 40°41′41″N 73°38′46″W / 40.69472°N 73.64611°W / 40.69472; -73.64611
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n15
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
ElectrifiedOctober 19, 1926
750 V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006)369[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
West Hempstead Branch

Hempstead Gardens is a station along the West Hempstead Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located on Hempstead Gardens Drive and Chestnut Street and is one of two stations in West Hempstead, New York. It is also one of the few stations on the LIRR, outside New York City, with no parking facilities. The station has two daily ticket machines located near the waiting room.[2]

When Hempstead Gardens station was originally built in 1893 by the New York Bay Extension Railroad, it was little more than a small one-room shack with open canopies extending along the northbound platform.[3] At some point between the 1950s and 1972, the shack was replaced by an open sheltered shed.[4] High-level platforms were added to both sides during the 1990s.

Hempstead Gardens Station has a single track and a side platform with ADA access, however the second track for the West Hempstead Branch begins just northeast of this station. The right-of-way for the second track exists here as well.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one four-car-long side platform on the east side of the track. An additional track west of the running track is used for train storage.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Track 1 West Hempstead Branch toward Valley Stream, Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Lakeview)
West Hempstead Branch toward West Hempstead (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access


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