Lynbrook (LIRR station)

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Lynbrook
LIRR Train 853 leaves Lynbrook.jpg
LIRR Train 853 from Long Beach departs Lynbrook
Location Sunrise Highway & Peninsula Boulevard
Village of Lynbrook, New York
Coordinates 40°39′22″N 73°40′33″W / 40.65603°N 73.6758°W / 40.65603; -73.6758Coordinates: 40°39′22″N 73°40′33″W / 40.65603°N 73.6758°W / 40.65603; -73.6758
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit NICE Bus: n4, n25, n31, n32, n36
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened October 28, 1867 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt 1881, 1920, 1938
Electrified September 8, 1910
750V (DC) third rail
Previous names Pearsall's Corners (1867 – April 1875)
Pearsall's (1875 – 1893)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 5,476[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon
Long Beach Branch
toward Long Beach

Lynbrook is a train station in Lynbrook, New York at Sunrise Highway and Peninsula Boulevard on the Long Island Rail Road. The station is elevated and is wheelchair accessible through elevator access.

History[edit]

Lynbrook Station was opened as Pearsall's Corner Station on October 28, 1867 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island. The name became Pearsall's in April 1875 and Lynbrook in 1893. In 1880 the station became the northern terminus of the New York and Long Beach Railroad, a railroad line that was acquired by the LIRR and became the Long Beach Branch in 1886. When the NY&LB was added the station gained the "PT Tower", which controlled the junction with the Montauk Branch until 1910, when Long Beach Branch tracks were extended to Valley Stream station. The station was rebuilt in 1881, electrified on September 8, 1910, and then remodeled sometime in 1920, only to be razed in 1938 as part of a decades-long grade elimination project along the Montauk, Atlantic and Babylon Branches. The third and current elevated station is 1,113 feet west of its former location and opened on October 18, 1938.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1A  Babylon Branch toward New York (St. Albans)
2A  Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Rockville Centre)
1B  Long Beach Branch toward New York (Valley Stream)
2B  Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Centre Avenue)

This station has two high-level island platforms. The 12-car north platform, Platform A, is between Tracks 1 and 2 of what the railroad calls the Montauk Branch, generally used by Babylon Branch trains. The 10-car south platform, Platform B, is between Tracks 1 and 2 of the Long Beach Branch. There are four tracks until the two branches split immediately east of the station.

Service[edit]

The station is listed on timetables and maps, as being served by both Long Beach and Babylon Branch trains. Both Long Beach and Babylon Branch trains stop there hourly (every 30 minutes when combined) on an alternating basis during off-peak hours. Peak service is about every 20 minutes or less. Late night service is every two hours.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lynbrook (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

From Sunrise Highway