New Hyde Park (LIRR station)

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New Hyde Park
NHP station jeh.JPG
Western end
Location New Hyde Park Road & Second Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
Coordinates 40°43′51″N 73°40′50″W / 40.730932°N 73.680569°W / 40.730932; -73.680569Coordinates: 40°43′51″N 73°40′50″W / 40.730932°N 73.680569°W / 40.730932; -73.680569
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n24, n25
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1845
Rebuilt 1870, 1947,[1] 2002-2003
Electrified October 1926
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Hyde Park (1845-1904)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 3,451[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Main Line
(Port Jefferson Branch)
(also Oyster Bay Branch
and Ronkonkoma Branch)

New Hyde Park is a station on the Main Line. It is located at New Hyde Park Road and 2nd Avenue in New Hyde Park, New York. The station house is near the eastern part of the westbound platform. The station is wheelchair accessible with grade crossings at both ends of the platforms. It is only listed on the Port Jefferson Branch timetable and most service is provided by that branch. However, sporadic trains from the Oyster Bay Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch stop here too (most bypass this station).

History[edit]

The Long Island Rail Road was built through the area in 1837,[3] although no station was built until 1845.[4] It was originally named "Hyde Park" Station, and was rebuilt in 1870. Despite Hyde Park changing its name to "New Hyde Park" in March 1871 in order to avoid confusion with another Hyde Park in Dutchess County, the LIRR kept the original name of the station until September 1904. The 1870-built station was located along the eastbound tracks with an open wooden shelter shed along the westbound tracks. This station contained elaborate gingerbread woodwork, similar to that of Yaphank station during the same period.[5] In 1947, the station house was rebuilt again with a smaller and less elaborate brick structure, and relocated along the westbound tracks, with a matching brick open shelter along the eastbound tracks. Sometime during the 1960s, high-level platforms were added to the station, with a white stucco wall between the platforms and station house containing a blue sign with white lettering reading "LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD" on top and "NEW HYDE PARK VILLAGE" on the bottom.[6] This was replaced between 2002 and 2003 with the retro-classic structure seen today.[7]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. Two grade crossings bracket the station and another is 1200 feet west of the station. During morning rush hours, Track 2 carries some westbound trains. The westbound platform has the only station house and parking lot. Each platform has staircase going to the South 12th Street grade crossing on their extreme west end and another on their extreme east end going to the New Hyde Park Road grade crossing.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Jefferson Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Jamaica)
Oyster Bay Branch does not stop here
Ronkonkoma Branch does not stop here
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Track 2 Montauk Branch does not stop here →
Ronkonkoma Branch does not stop here →
Oyster Bay Branch does not stop here →
Port Jefferson Branch toward Hicksville, Huntington or Port Jeff (Merillon Avenue)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrison, David D. and Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Images of Rail: Long Island Rail Road Stations. Arcadia Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 9780738511801. 
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ About Our Village (New Hyde Park Village official website)
  4. ^ June 14 1845 Schedule (Arrt's Arrchives)
  5. ^ Hyde Park/New Hyde Park station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  6. ^ New Hyde Park; The 1947 Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  7. ^ LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)

External links[edit]

Media related to New Hyde Park (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons