Mastic–Shirley (LIRR station)

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Mastic–Shirley
Mastic-Shirley LIRR Station; NYC-bound.JPG
Westbound view from the platform at Mastic–Shirley station towards Babylon
Location William Floyd Parkway & Northern Boulevard
Shirley, New York
Coordinates 40°47′56″N 72°51′52″W / 40.7989°N 72.86454°W / 40.7989; -72.86454Coordinates: 40°47′56″N 72°51′52″W / 40.7989°N 72.86454°W / 40.7989; -72.86454
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Bus transport Suffolk County Transit: S66, S68
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 12
History
Opened July 7, 1960
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 440[1]
Services
Ticket Vending Machines
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk
Former services
Bellport   Montauk Branch   Center Moriches

Mastic–Shirley is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch in Shirley, New York. This station is reached via William Floyd Parkway. The station has two ticket machines.

History[edit]

Mastic-Shirley LIRR Station est. 1960

Mastic–Shirley station was built as a replacement for the former Mastic station (originally Forge station) built in 1882 and located 7,010 feet (2.14 km) east on Mastic Road. Service for the Mastic–Shirley train station began July 7, 1960. The now unused station house at the original station was torn down a month later.[2] When Center Moriches station was eliminated by the LIRR on March 16, 1998, Mastic–Shirley station was one of two stations recommended for use as a substitute by the patrons of the now closed station. The other was Speonk station.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one four-car-long high-level platform on the south side of the single track.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Bellport)
Montauk Branch toward Speonk or Montauk (Speonk)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Ken Spooner's Old Mastic Station Website

External links[edit]

Media related to Mastic – Shirley (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons