Kings Park (LIRR station)

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Kings Park
Kings Park LIRR Station.JPG
Kings Park Station on June 15, 2009.
Location Indian Head Road & Main Street
Kings Park, New York
Coordinates 40°53′1.39″N 73°15′20.95″W / 40.8837194°N 73.2558194°W / 40.8837194; -73.2558194Coordinates: 40°53′1.39″N 73°15′20.95″W / 40.8837194°N 73.2558194°W / 40.8837194; -73.2558194
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit: S56
Construction
Parking Yes; Free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10
History
Opened 1872
Rebuilt 1948
Previous names St. Johnsland (1872–1891)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,876[1]
Services
Ticket Vending Machines, Pedestrian Bridge
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Port Jefferson Branch

Kings Park is a station on the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at the southwest corner of Suffolk CR 14 (Indian Head Road) and NY 25A (Main Street) in Kings Park, New York. This train station is located in the Kings Park Central School District.

History[edit]

Originally known as St. Johnsland station when it was built by Charles Hallett of Riverhead for the Smithtown and Port Jefferson Railroad between November and December 1872, it was renamed Kings Park station in June 1891. The Kings Park area was the site of a major derailment on February 16, 1947, but there were no casualties.[2] The station was rebuilt in 1948 with an attached freight storage area, and rebuilt again during the 1990s. Kings Park station also had a spur called the Kings Park Psychiatric Center Spur to the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center, which was originally built in 1896,[3] and officially decommissioned in 1971, although trains were used to bring coal to the hospital until 1987. Today the right-of-way serves as the Kings Park Hike and Bike Trail,[4][5] which leads to the Nissequogue River State Park.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. Both tracks serve trains in either direction, and merge into a single track on both sides of the station.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance, parking, and pedestrian bridge
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Jefferson Branch toward Huntington, Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Northport)
Port Jefferson Branch toward Port Jefferson (Smithtown)
Track 2 Port Jefferson Branch toward Huntington, Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Northport)
Port Jefferson Branch toward Port Jefferson (Smithtown)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

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External links[edit]

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