Patchogue station

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Patchogue Station.jpg
Patchogue station from the entrance at Division Street & Cedar Avenue; December 26, 2007
General information
LocationDivision Street & South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, New York
Coordinates40°45′43″N 73°00′57″W / 40.761841°N 73.015735°W / 40.761841; -73.015735Coordinates: 40°45′43″N 73°00′57″W / 40.761841°N 73.015735°W / 40.761841; -73.015735
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsBus transport Suffolk County Transit: S40, S54, S61, S63, S66, S68, 7A, 7B
Bus transport Patchogue Village Bus
ParkingYes ($2.00 for 12 hours)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone10
OpenedApril 1869 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt1888, 1963, 1997
Rank71 of 125
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR Following station
Sayville Montauk Branch Bellport
limited service
towards Montauk
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Sayville Montauk Division East Patchogue
toward Montauk

Patchogue is a station of the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in the village of Patchogue, New York. It is on Division Street between West Avenue (Suffolk County Road 19) and South Ocean Avenue. The station is located in the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District.

Ferries to Fire Island board from a port near the station.[3]


Flower garden that was once the site of the PD Tower.

Between 1869 and 1879 Patchogue station was the east end of the South Side Railroad of Long Island. It even had spurs and roundhouses between West and Railroad Avenues, as well as another spur between River Avenue and West Avenue for the textile plant that more recently has served as the Patchogue Campus of Briarcliffe College. Prior to acquisition by the Long Island Rail Road there was a proposal by the SSRRLI to extend the main line southeast towards Bellport, then northeast to Brookhaven and Southaven. The station in Brookhaven was to be named "Fireplace" after Fireplace Neck.[4] The station was rebuilt in 1889 and again on July 30, 1963.[5][6] As part of the 1963 reconstruction, Railroad Avenue was terminated at Sephton Street, along the north side of the tracks, and the baggage and express house was torn down for additional parking. When Blue Point station was closed by the Long Island Rail Road in 1980, former Blue Point commuters opted to use Patchogue station. High-level platforms were added in 1997 for bi-level trains.

PD Tower[edit]

In 1912, the Long Island Rail Road added a control tower to Patchogue Station on South Ocean Avenue, for both the Montauk Branch and the former trolley line owned by the Suffolk Traction Company. The tower was designated by the LIRR as the "PD Tower" and was also used for hooping. In 1970, all switches and crossing were automated, but hooping continued. At this point, the tower's structure began to decline. Residents began referring to it as the "Leaning Tower of Patchogue." On August 23, 2006 the tower was finally torn down.[7] Today, a flower garden can be found where the tower used to stand.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one six-car-long high-level platform on the south side of the two tracks; the north track, not next to the platform, is a siding.

Track 1      Montauk Branch toward Jamaica, Long Island City, or Penn Station (Sayville)
     Montauk Branch limited service toward Speonk or Montauk (Bellport)
     Montauk Branch termination track →
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Disabled access



  1. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., 1961
  2. ^ "2012-2014 LIRR Origin and Destination Report : Volume I: Travel Behavior Among All LIRR Passengers" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 23 August 2016. PDF pp. 15, 198. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Data collection took place after the pretest determinations, starting in September 2012 and concluding in May 2014. .... 2012-2014 LIRR O[rigin and ]D[estination] COUNTS: WEEKDAY East/West Total By Station in Numerical Order ... Patchogue
  3. ^ "Life's a Beach on Long Island; The MTA LIRR is the "Greenest Way" to a Summer in Blue Ocean and White Sand Luxury". MTA. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  4. ^ Craige & Company's 1870 Southside Railroad of Long Island Map (Arrt's Arrchive)
  5. ^ LIRR Station History (Dave Keller's Long Island Rail Road Photos & Recollections) Archived 2011-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  7. ^ Bleyer, Bill (August 23, 2006). "Historic LIRR tower is demolished". Newsday. Retrieved 2006-12-30.

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