Plandome (LIRR station)

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Plandome
Plandome Station from Parking Lot.jpg
Plandome's LIRR station, which also serves as the local U.S. Post Office.
Location Stonytown Road & Rockwood Road
Plandome, New York
Coordinates 40°48′38″N 73°41′43″W / 40.810687°N 73.695216°W / 40.810687; -73.695216Coordinates: 40°48′38″N 73°41′43″W / 40.810687°N 73.695216°W / 40.810687; -73.695216
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Plandome Taxi
Construction
Parking Yes (residential permits & privately owned)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1909
Closed 1987 (due to arson)
Rebuilt 1990
Electrified October 21, 1913[1]
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 971[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch
Terminus

Plandome is a station in Plandome, New York on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located off Stonytown Road and Rockwood Road, near West Circle Drive and Colonial Drive, and is 18.3 miles (29.5 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. It is also located next to the Plandome Country Club.

History[edit]

Plandome station was built in 1909, and as such was the last station to be built on the Port Washington Branch, until the World's Fair station opened in 1939. The track was first laid in 1898 with the building of the Manhasset viaduct, and Plandome was a flag stop until the station was built. Track was originally at grade level, until it was raised in the area by 1913, and the stone bridge over Stonytown Road was built. The station burned in a fire set by vandals in January 1987. By 1990, it was rebuilt to more modern standards with turn of the century characteristics. It also serves as the location of the Plandome Branch of the U.S. Post Office. The post office was originally located on the second floor of the station, adjacent to the small waiting room, along the tracks until the fire. After the station was rebuilt, it was relocated to street-level. In the early 2000s, a bus owned by the Long Island Rail Road powered by natural gas skimmed the top of the low bridge near the station, knocking off the top of its roof. The gas, carried in the roof, did not explode, and damage was minimal.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one 10-car-long side platform east of the track.

G Ground level Exit/entrance, parking, buses
P
Platform level
Track 1 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Manhasset)
Port Washington Branch toward Port Washington (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIRR Branch Notes". trainsarefun.com. 
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study

External links[edit]

The station is also the local U.S. Post Office