Queens Village (LIRR station)
The front entrance to Queens Village Station from Amboy Lane on the corner of Jamaica Avenue & Springfield Boulevard.
|Location||Jamaica Avenue & Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village, NY
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||5 (1 used for storage)|
|Connections|| NYCT Bus: Q1, Q27, Q36, Q88, Q83 (nights)
NICE Bus: n24
|Parking||Yes; Metered and Private|
|Electrified||October 2, 1905?
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Inglewood (1871-1879)
Queens Village is a station on the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road, located between 218th Street and Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, Queens, New York City. It has two side platforms along the four-track line and except for one AM peak westbound train from East Williston on the Oyster Bay Branch, is served by Hempstead Branch trains only. Just east of the station is Queens Interlocking, a universal interlocking that splits the four-track line into two parallel two-track lines — the Main Line and Hempstead Branch — and controls the junction with the spur to Belmont Park.
Between March and November 1837, the current site of Queens Village Station was the site of an early Brooklyn and Jamaica Railroad station named Flushing Avenue station then renamed DeLancey Avenue station and later named Brushville station until it was moved to what is today 212nd Street, the site of the former Bellaire station, which was used to serve Ben Lane's Hotel. By 1871, a new station was originally installed across Jericho Turnpike from the estate of Colonel A.M. Wood which was on the northwest corner of Springfield Boulevard. The estate was named "Inglewood," and the new station which resulted in the closing of the Brushville-Ben Lane's station was named for this estate.
Queens Village station originally opened at ground level as Queens station in 1879 (some sources say 1881). The original station house contained a sign with the distance to Long Island City and Greenport stations. The station house was moved to a private location as a new one was being built as part of a grade elimination project, and opened on September 24, 1924. It was then renamed "Queens Village." On October 30, 2013, the LIRR unveiled a renovated station, with passenger elevators, improved lighting, security cameras and a repainted building.
The station has two high-level side platforms, each eight cars long; each is served by a passenger elevator and stairs. Platform A has the station's only station house, a two-story building. The two middle tracks, not next to either platform, are used by nearly all trains except the Hempstead Branch. A non-powered storage track is south of the south platform. The Queens Village Freight Yard is located just west of the station, and consists of three tracks. It is used by the LIRR for maintenance and storage, and was sporadically by LIRR freight customers before the New York and Atlantic Railway assumed freight service operations.
|G||Ground level||Exit/entrance, parking, buses|
|Platform A, doors will open on the right|
|Track 3||← Hempstead Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn Station (Hollis)|
|Track 1||← Port Jefferson Branch does not stop here
← 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 does not stop here →
|Track 4||Hempstead Branch toward Hempstead (Bellerose) →|
|Platform B, doors will open on the right|
- Brushville and Queens Village Station Histories (Arrt's Arrchives)
- Long Island Railroad Station History (TrainsAreFun.com) Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Long Island Railroad". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. October 3, 1879. p. 1.
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations (Images of Rail). Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3.
- "MTA Long Island Rail Road Unveils Restored Queens Village Station". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 30, 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Queens Village (LIRR station).|
- Official LIRR station information page for Queens Village
- Station timetable for Queens Village
- QUEENS Interlocking (The LIRR Today)
- Springfield Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Station House from Google Maps Street View (Exterior)
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View
- Waiting room/ Station house from Google Maps Street View (Interior)