Islip (LIRR station)

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This article is about a railroad station on Long Island, New York. For the station in Islip, Oxfordshire, England, see Islip railway station.
Not to be confused with Central Islip (LIRR station).
Islip
Islip LIRR Station-1-.jpg
Islip Station House as seen from the eastbound platform
Location Islip Avenue (NY 111) & Moffitt Boulevard
Islip, New York
Coordinates 40°44′10″N 73°12′32″W / 40.736°N 73.209°W / 40.736; -73.209Coordinates: 40°44′10″N 73°12′32″W / 40.736°N 73.209°W / 40.736; -73.209
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Suffolk County Transit: S42
Construction
Parking Yes (free)
Bicycle facilities Yes (bike rack)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10
History
Opened 1868 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt 1881, 1963, 1997
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 820[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk

Islip Station is a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, off NY 111 (Islip Avenue) and Nassau Avenue, north of Suffolk CR 50 (Union Boulevard), and south of Moffitt Boulevard in Islip, New York, but the official description of its location isn't as precise. The MTA describes the station as being located at the same address, but also between Sunrise Highway (NY 27) and NY 27A, and does not include Nassau Avenue. Full Service and Daily Ticket Machines are on the north side of the station building.

History[edit]

Islip Station was originally built as a South Side Railroad of Long Island depot in 1868. A second depot was built in 1881, then razed in 1963. A third depot was built the same year, and remodeled in 1997.[2] At the west end of the platforms is an at-grade pedestrian crossing with signals but no gates. This crossing is in line with where Williams Avenue used to cross the tracks and intersect with Nassau Avenue. Though the station is neither listed under the National Register of Historic Places, nor a New York State Historic Landmark, it is considered a landmark by the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet.

Islip Centre station[edit]

West of Islip Station, the South Side Railroad of Long Island (SSRRLI), once had an additional station called Islip Centre station. LIRR timetables from 1869 indicate it was at or near Brentwood Road,[3] 1.5 miles east of the Bay Shore station.[4] The station may have been used for members of the olympic boat club. Islip Centre Station was abandoned around May 1870.[5]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two offset high-level side platforms each four cars long. The Montauk Branch has two tracks here, though a third abandoned track runs parallel, stopping just a few feet from the north platform. Passengers are able to cross between the tracks using a paved crossing area on the west end of the station. Warning lights and an audible signal alert passengers that a train is nearby, but no gates are present at the crossing area. Passengers cross on the east side using the sidewalk on Islip Avenue.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Bay Shore)
Track 2 Montauk Branch toward Patchogue, Speonk or Montauk (Great River)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  3. ^ WikiSource.org, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., by Vincent F. Seyfried (1961)
  4. ^ Arrt's Archives, LIRR Timetable from 1869
  5. ^ LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)

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