Nassau Boulevard (LIRR station)

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Nassau Boulevard
Nassau Blvd LIRR jeh.JPG
Nassau Boulevard Station, looking east from the westbound platform
Location Nassau Boulevard & South Avenue
Garden City, New York
Coordinates 40°43′23″N 73°39′46″W / 40.722933°N 73.662751°W / 40.722933; -73.662751Coordinates: 40°43′23″N 73°39′46″W / 40.722933°N 73.662751°W / 40.722933; -73.662751
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1907
Electrified May 26, 1908
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,741[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Hempstead Branch
toward Hempstead

Nassau Boulevard is a station on the west side of Nassau Boulevard in Garden City, New York. It is one of five Long Island Rail Road stations in the village. Originally it was a station for "Stewart's Central Rail Road," a railroad envisioned to serve the village of Garden City by its founder, Alexander Turney Stewart. The station however, was built in 1907 which was over four decades after Stewart's death, and not built by Stewart himself. In fact, it was built by the former village of Garden City Estates, which was merged with Garden City in 1915.[2][need quotation to verify] Nassau Boulevard Station is just down the road to Adelphi University and provides fast commute into Manhattan. There is ample parking at the station, but by local permit only. In the early 2000s, the station underwent renovations including installation of ramps. A pedestrian tunnel exists at the station, however the entrances resemble the former tunnel for nearby Stewart Manor station.[3][4]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two slightly offset high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long.

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Hempstead Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn Station (Stewart Manor)
Track 2 Hempstead Branch toward Hempstead (Garden City)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Zeil, Ron; Wettereau, Richard (1988). Victorian Railroad Stations of Long Island. Bridgehampton: Sunrise Special. p. 132. OCLC 19319353. 
  3. ^ Entrance to Nassau Boulevard Station underpass (TheSubwayNut)
  4. ^ 1936 Stewart Manor Station Pedestrian Underpass Photo (Arrt's Arrchives)

External links[edit]

Media related to Nassau Boulevard (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons