Lawrence (LIRR station)

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Lawrence LIRR Station; Stenciled Glass.jpg
Parking lot view of Lawrence Station. Note the stenciled glass above one of the doorways.
Location Lawrence Avenue & Bayview Avenue
(2 blocks west of Central Avenue)
Lawrence, New York
Coordinates 40°36′56″N 73°44′10″W / 40.615638°N 73.736050°W / 40.615638; -73.736050Coordinates: 40°36′56″N 73°44′10″W / 40.615638°N 73.736050°W / 40.615638; -73.736050
Owned by MTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit MTA Bus: Q113
Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n31, n32
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
Opened July 29, 1869 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt 1905
Electrified December 11, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006) 975[2]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Far Rockaway Branch
toward Far Rockaway

Lawrence is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Lawrence, in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is officially located at Lawrence Avenue and Bayview Avenue, two blocks west of Central Avenue, however the actual location is two blocks north of Central Avenue, and Bayview Avenue is on the opposite side of the tracks. Lawrence Station is 21.8 miles (35.1 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

Lawrence Station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island on July 29, 1869, but never had a station building until June 29, 1872. The station was rebuilt in 1905, the same year that the line was electrified, and the original station house was moved to a private location on July 31, 1906.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long.

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


  1. ^ 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

External links[edit]

Northeast view of the canopy, platforms and tracks at Lawrence Station. The Lawrence Post Office can be found on the other side of the tracks