Manhasset (LIRR station)

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Manhasset
Manhasset LIRR fr Plandome Rd rain jeh.jpg
Manhasset station from Plandome Road Bridge, partially obstructed by a tree
Location Plandome Road & Maple Place
Manhasset, New York
Coordinates 40°47′48″N 73°42′00″W / 40.79669°N 73.699996°W / 40.79669; -73.699996Coordinates: 40°47′48″N 73°42′00″W / 40.79669°N 73.699996°W / 40.79669; -73.699996
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n20H, n21
(at Northern Boulevard)
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1899
Rebuilt 1925, 1999–2001
Electrified October 21, 1913[1]
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 6,315[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch

Manhasset is a station in Manhasset, New York on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Though a smaller wooden structure was originally built in 1899, the current station was built in the 1920s in a trench, at Plandome Road and Maple Place, off Park Avenue, five blocks North of Northern Boulevard. It is 17.2 miles (27.7 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. A high-level platform was installed in the 1970s. Despite the line being only single track, more parking spaces are available than at other nearby stations on the line, hence many commuters who do not live in Manhasset use it.[citation needed]

Manhasset station was built by the Great Neck and Port Washington Railroad in 1899, the year after the Manhasset Viaduct was completed.[3] It was the penultimate station along the branch until Plandome station was built to the northeast in 1909. The station was rebuilt in 1924 in the Dutch-colonial style typical of stations such as Riverhead, Bay Shore, Northport, and Mineola, and restored between 1999 and 2001 with the addition of more canopies and staircases.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one 10-car long side platform on the south side of the track.

G Ground level Exit/entrance, parking, buses
P
Platform level
Track 1 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Great Neck)
Port Washington Branch toward Port Washington (Plandome)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIRR Branch Notes". trainsarefun.com. 
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ Manhasset Station; circa 1900 (TrainsAreFun.com)

External links[edit]

Manhasset Viaduct, west of the station
Station headhouse in 2015