Hewlett (LIRR station)

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Hewlett
New Hewlett Station.jpg
The 2009 Hewlett Station, across the tracks and the grade crossing from the long-standing former station.
Location Franklin Avenue
Hewlett, New York
Coordinates 40°38′12″N 73°42′19″W / 40.636737°N 73.705151°W / 40.636737; -73.705151Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 73°42′19″W / 40.636737°N 73.705151°W / 40.636737; -73.705151
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n1, n31, n32
Construction
Parking Yes; Free
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bike Rack(at old station house)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened July 29, 1869 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt 1870
Electrified December 11, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Cedar Grove (July–October 1869)
Hewletts (1869 – ?)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,533[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Far Rockaway Branch
toward Far Rockaway

Hewlett is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Hewlett, in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is located at Franklin Avenue between Broadway and West Broadway, and is 19.5 miles (31.4 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

History[edit]

Hewlett Station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island as Cedar Grove station in July 1869. This name would only last until October, when it was changed to Hewletts station. In 1870, the station was replaced with a new building, that has remained intact ever since, making it the oldest railroad station on Long Island, and the only existing building constructed by an LIRR predecessor. High-level sheltered platforms were added across Franklin Avenue during the late-1990s, and a new station house was built diagonally across the grade crossing from the original one between November 25, 2002 and July 28, 2003.[3] After the LIRR built the new Hewlett Station, the oldest active station became the 1873-built Saint James on the Port Jefferson Branch in Suffolk County. Today the former SSRLI Depot is owned by the Long Island Rail Road, but leased to a local taxi company.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms. The east platform (adjacent to Track 1) is 10 cars long and the west platform (adjacent to Track 2) is eight cars long.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Far Rockaway Branch toward Atlantic or Penn Station (Gibson)
Track 2 Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Woodmere)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ DanTD (April 29, 2009). File:Old Hewlett Station - Interior.jpg (photograph). Retrieved February 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hewlett (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

The original Hewlett South Side Railroad Depot, which still exists today.