Locust Manor (LIRR station)

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Locust Manor
Locust Manor Station - March 2015.jpg
Locust Manor Station in March 2015.
Location Farmer's Boulevard & Bedell Street
Locust Manor, NY
Coordinates 40°40′30″N 73°45′54″W / 40.675022°N 73.764897°W / 40.675022; -73.764897Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 73°45′54″W / 40.675022°N 73.764897°W / 40.675022; -73.764897
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit NYCT Buses: Q3, Q85
Construction
Parking No
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened June 1869 (SSRRLI)
Closed June 1876[1]
reopened soon after[citation needed]
Rebuilt 1876, 1959[2]
Electrified October 16, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Locust Avenue (1867-1929)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,360[3]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Atlantic Branch
(Far Rockaway Branch)
Current and former locations
Cedar Manor station Atlantic Branch Higbie Avenue station

Locust Manor is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch serving the residents of the Locust Manor neighborhood of Queens, New York.

The station is located at Farmers Boulevard and Bedell Street and is 14.0 miles (22.5 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. This station has two exits; one exit, adjacent to the Rochdale Village power house, is on the northeast portion of the sprawling Rochdale housing co-operative. At that end of the station, the staircase leads to a Bedell Street (southbound) walkway in between two private Rochdale parking lots, and to a northbound walkway leading to residential 134th Avenue. The southern exit leads to Farmers Boulevard, between Garrett and Bedell streets. There are short canopies near the exits. Ticket machines are at a pedestrian tunnel on the north (Rochdale Village) end of the station, at the base of the eastbound (Long Island-bound) LIRR station staircase.

The Far Rockaway Branch provides regular service while Long Beach Branch trains skip this station on weekdays. On weekends, the services are reversed. During peak hours, trains from both branches skip or stop here. One weekend overnight westbound Babylon Branch train also stops here. The station is located in LIRR's zone 3, and is included in the CityTicket program.

The stop serves the Rochdale, Queens section and its Rochdale Village apartment complex, and was also the stop for the racecourse on which Rochdale Village was erected, Jamaica Racetrack. Today it contains fiberglass populuxe designed shelters on high-level platforms.

Station layout[edit]

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

G Ground level Entrance/exit and buses
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Long Beach Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn Station (Jamaica)
Far Rockaway Branch toward Atlantic or Penn Station (Jamaica)
Track 2 Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Laurelton)
Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Laurelton)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
  2. ^ Long Island Railroad Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
  3. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

External links[edit]

Media related to Locust Manor (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

The populuxe-designed shelters as seen on a rainy late afternoon.