Brentwood (LIRR station)
Brentwood's current LIRR station.
|Location||Brentwood Road & Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, New York
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| Suffolk County Transit: S27, S41, S45, 3A, 3C, 3D
|Electrified||January 18, 1988
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Modern Times|
|Ticket vending machines
Brentwood is a station along the Main Line (Ronkonkoma Branch) of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at Suffolk County Road 100 (Suffolk Avenue) and Brentwood Road in Brentwood, New York. However, it has parking facilities and other amenities that are extended far beyond its given location. The actual station is located across the tracks from the dead end of Eighth Street near Leroy Avenue. The parking lot entrance is on Suffolk Avenue 1/2 mile east of Brentwood Road/Washington Avenue.
The first station was originally known as Modern Times station and was renamed Brentwood on September 7, 1864. The post office moved here from Thompson's station on January 17, 1870. Inhabitants donated land and money for the depot which was erected in 1870. The depot was burned in April 1903 and was replaced on November 10, 1903. Until 1987, Brentwood Station was located on First Avenue between 4th Street and Brentwood Road. It was moved as part of a major electrification and reconstruction project of the line in Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Brentwood, Deer Park, and Wyandanch. Originally, the LIRR had planned to merge Deer Park, Pineaire, and Brentwood stations into a single station, but residential opposition blocked that proposal, and only Deer Park and Pineaire were merged. The current station was built close to the former Brentwood station, which was converted into a restaurant shortly after it was abandoned. All grade crossings in the Brentwood area remain unchanged after the station was moved.
Prior to the construction of Brentwood Station, another station existed in Brentwood where the Sagtikos State Parkway now crosses over the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road. This was known as Thompson's station or Thompson's Siding, and served as a private home, a station, an Inn, and a general store. It was opened as a station on June 24, 1842, with the arrival of the railroad, and closed in December 1869, before Brentwood Station was built further east. The site was replaced with the former Pineaire (LIRR station) in 1915, until it was closed in 1986 and combined into the new Deer Park (LIRR station) west of Sagtikos State Parkway.
Platforms and tracks
|1||■ Ronkonkoma Branch||toward New York (Deer Park)|
|2||■ Ronkonkoma Branch||toward Ronkonkoma (Central Islip)|
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. The north platform, next to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The south platform, next to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound trains. However, trains traveling in either direction can use either track.
The Main Line has two tracks here.
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Seyfried, Vincent F. "The Long Island Rail Road, a comprehensive history. ... v.3. - Full View - HathiTrust Digital Library - HathiTrust Digital Library". HathiTrust.
- LIRR station History (TrainsAreFun.com) Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to:|
- Official LIRR station information page for Brentwood
- Station timetable for Brentwood
- Unofficial LIRR History Website
- Brentwood History Collection
- Ron Ziel Collection
- Unofficial LIRR Photography Site (lirrpics.com)
- Brentwood Station and "SG" Cabin History (TrainsAreFun.com)
- BRENT Interlocking (The LIRR Today)
- Station from Brentwood Road from Google Maps Street View