Hollis (LIRR station)

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Hollis LIRR Station; 99th Avenue and 193rd Street entrance.JPG
A Hempstead-bound M3's short stay at Hollis Station as seen from 99th Avenue
Location 193rd Street & Woodhull Avenue
Hollis, Queens, New York City
Coordinates 40°42′37″N 73°46′00″W / 40.7102°N 73.7666°W / 40.7102; -73.7666Coordinates: 40°42′37″N 73°46′00″W / 40.7102°N 73.7666°W / 40.7102; -73.7666
Owned by MTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 5 (1 for yard access)
Connections Local Transit NYCT Bus: Q2, Q3
Local Transit MTA Bus: Q110
Parking No
Opened May 1885[1][2]
Rebuilt 1915, 1990s
Electrified 750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names East Jamaica (May-September 1885)
Passengers (2006) 228[3]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
(employees only)
Main Line
(Hempstead Branch)
(also Oyster Bay Branch,
Port Jefferson Branch,
and Ronkonkoma Branch)
Current and former locations
Willow Tree station Main Line Bellaire station

Hollis is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Main Line at the intersection of 193rd Street and Woodhull Avenue in Hollis, Queens, New York City, United States. Except for one AM peak Penn Station-bound train from East Williston on the Oyster Bay Branch, only trains to/from the Hempstead Branch stop here.

The station was originally built as East Jamaica in May 1885 and renamed Hollis in September of the same year. It was rebuilt as part of a grade elimination project in 1915. The station house was destroyed by arson on November 2, 1967 and a new one was built in the early 1990s.

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long, and made of wood. The north platform, next to Track 3, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The south platform, next to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound trains.

The station's only entrance is a pedestrian tunnel under the platforms and tracks that has a staircase to each platform and leads to 193rd Street and 99th Avenue on its south end and the dead-end of 193rd Street on its north end. Along the north platform is a pedestrian roadway that leads to 191st Street on its west end and Sagamore Avenue on its east end.

The Main Line has four tracks here. The two middle tracks, not next to either platform, are used by through trains. A fifth track south of the south platform leads to the east end of the Hillside Facility.

Station layout[edit]

3  Main Line toward New York (Jamaica)
1  Main Line no stop
2  Main Line no stop
4  Main Line toward Ronkonkoma, Hempstead, Oyster Bay, or Port Jefferson (Queens Village)
     Siding (no passenger service)


External links[edit]

Media related to Hollis (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

1909 Map of Hollis Station.