Inwood (LIRR station)

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Inwood
Inwood LIRR jeh.JPG
The platforms of Inwood Station
Location Off Doughty Boulevard
(two blocks west of Central Avenue)
Inwood, New York
Coordinates 40°36′44″N 73°44′40″W / 40.612291°N 73.744311°W / 40.612291; -73.744311Coordinates: 40°36′44″N 73°44′40″W / 40.612291°N 73.744311°W / 40.612291; -73.744311
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit MTA Bus: Q114
Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n31, n32
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Electrified December 11, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Westville (Unknown–1889)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,451[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Far Rockaway Branch
Terminus

Inwood is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Inwood, in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is located at Doughty Boulevard and Foote Avenue, and is 22.4 miles (36 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

History[edit]

In the 19th century, Inwood and the LIRR station located within it were named "Westville." The name of the community was changed to "Inwood" on February 25, 1889, and the station followed suit. Between December 3, 1911 and 1956, the station only had sheltered-sheds.[2]

Inwood station currently exists as little more than two high-level sheltered side platforms, both of which run beneath the underpass for the Nassau Expressway. It is the penultimate station on the Far Rockaway Branch, and the last one in Nassau County before the line re-enters New York City.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each six 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 (Lawrence)
Track 2 Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Terminus)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)

External links[edit]