Port Jefferson (LIRR station)

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Port Jefferson
PJSta6.jpg
2007 parking lot view
Location NY 112 (Main Street) & Oakland Avenue
Coordinates 40°56′4.99″N 73°3′13.29″W / 40.9347194°N 73.0536917°W / 40.9347194; -73.0536917Coordinates: 40°56′4.99″N 73°3′13.29″W / 40.9347194°N 73.0536917°W / 40.9347194; -73.0536917
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Suffolk County Transit:S60, S61, S62, S69, S76
Local Transit Port Jeff Jitney Buses[1]
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10
History
Opened 1873
Rebuilt 1875, 1903, 1968, 2001
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,793[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Port Jefferson Branch Terminus
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Setauket station Port Jefferson Branch
(current and former locations)
Miller Place station

Port Jefferson is the terminus for the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is located on New York State Route 25A (Main Street), on the north side of the tracks, but is also accessible from Oakland Avenue (both of which are in the Village of Port Jefferson), as well as Railroad Avenue and Union Street on the south side of the tracks in Port Jefferson Station. All service is diesel-only, and most off-peak trains are shuttles requiring a transfer to an electric train at Huntington or Hicksville. This train station is located in the Brookhaven-Comsewogue Union Free School District.

The station also serves Suffolk County Transit buses and occasionally the Village of Port Jefferson's own local jitney buses. One Suffolk County Transit bus, (Route S61) leads to the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry, approximately one mile to the north. It features service to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Suburban taxi service is also available, a taxicab depot is located across NY 25A from the station itself.

History[edit]

Port Jefferson station was originally built on January 13, 1873 by the Smithtown and Port Jefferson Railroad, but was burned on February 1, 1874. The second station was completed in June 1875. In 1895, the Port Jefferson Branch was extended to Wading River. The second Port Jefferson station was closed in 1903, and was used as a yard building, while the third station was built across Main Street. Designed by Stanford White and funded by the residents of the nearby Village of Belle Terre, it opened on July 29, 1903.[3] Port Jefferson Station resumed its status as the terminus of the line on October 9, 1938, when the line was abandoned between Port Jefferson and Wading River. The "yard building" was abandoned in April 1963. The station was remodeled in 1968, but restored in 2001 based on its previous 1903 design. Port Jefferson is 59.4 miles from Penn Station and travel time varies between 1 hour, 40 minutes and 2 hours, depending on if one has to transfer to an electric train to reach the city.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one 10-car-long high-level side platform north of the tracks. Tracks 2-4 are used for storage. To the east of the station is the Port Jefferson Yard, which provides additional storage tracks.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and parking
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Jefferson Branch toward Huntington, Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (Stony Brook)
Port Jefferson Branch alighting passengers only →

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Port Jeff Jitney - Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 81. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 

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