Port Washington (LIRR station)

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Port Washington
Port Washington Station - Main Street & Herbert Avenue.jpg
Port Washington Station from the end of Herbert Avenue at Main Street, December 20, 2007.
Location Main Street, between
Haven & South Bayles Avenues
Port Washington, New York
Coordinates 40°49′46″N 73°41′14″W / 40.829349°N 73.68733°W / 40.829349; -73.68733Coordinates: 40°49′46″N 73°41′14″W / 40.829349°N 73.68733°W / 40.829349; -73.68733
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 8
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n23
Construction
Parking Yes (residential permits required)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened June 23, 1898
Rebuilt 1930, 1998
Electrified October 21, 1913[1]
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 7,993[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch Terminus

Port Washington is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch in Port Washington, New York. The station is located on Main Street, between Haven Avenue and South Bayles Avenue, just West of Middle Neck Road, and is 19.9 miles (32 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Pedestrian bridges between the platforms are in line with Franklin Avenue and Bayview Avenue, both of which end Haven Avenue.


History[edit]

Port Washington station was recommended to Austin Corbin by a group of Port Washington residents in 1895, after a failed attempt to extend the branch between Great Neck and Roslyn in 1882. Efforts to bring rail service to the community actually date back to the days of the Flushing and North Side Railroad which established an unbuilt subsidiary called the "North Shore and Port Washington Railroad" that was dissolved once the F&NS was consolidated into the Flushing, North Shore and Central Railroad in 1874. The station was originally built on June 23, 1898 by the Great Neck and Port Washington Railroad, an LIRR subsidiary that existed between 1898 and 1902. It was electrified in 1913, and remodeled in 1930, and again in 1998 upon the station's 100th Anniversary.[3]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two 10-car long island platforms. Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 8 are not adjacent to the platforms, and are used for train storage.

Mezzanine level Platform crossover and parking
Ground/platform level
Station house and buses
Track 2 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
Track 4 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 5 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIRR Branch Notes". trainsarefun.com. 
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ "PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH Part 2 Auburndale to Port Washington". forgotten-ny.com. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Port Washington (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

The station in summer