Roslyn (LIRR station)

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Roslyn
Roslyn Station Parking Lot.jpg
Roslyn LIRR station as seen from the Oyster Bay-bound platform on June 10, 2010
Location Lincoln Avenue & Railroad Avenue
Roslyn, New York
Coordinates 40°47′27″N 73°38′36″W / 40.79072°N 73.643267°W / 40.79072; -73.643267Coordinates: 40°47′27″N 73°38′36″W / 40.79072°N 73.643267°W / 40.79072; -73.643267
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n23, n27
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
History
Opened January 23, 1865
Rebuilt June – July 1887, 1988 (moved)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 823[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay
Current and former locations
Albertson station Oyster Bay Branch North Roslyn station

Roslyn is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at Lincoln Avenue and Railroad Avenue, west of Roslyn Road in Roslyn, New York.

History[edit]

Roslyn station opened on January 23, 1865[2] by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road, a Long Island Rail Road subsidiary. In 1882, the LIRR attempted to extend the former Flushing and North Side Railroad main line between Great Neck and Roslyn stations. This proposal which dates back to an F&NS subsidiary called the "Roslyn and Huntington Railroad" failed, and instead that line was extended to Port Washington in 1898.[3] In the meantime, Roslyn station was moved in 1885 in order to accommodate a new freight station,[4] and the station was rebuilt from June to July 1887. In 1988, Roslyn Station was moved to the west side of Lincoln Avenue,[5] and was restored to its 19th-century origins in recent years. Free parking is available on the west side of the station.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long.

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Oyster Bay Branch toward Jamaica, Hunterspoint or Penn (Albertson)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Greenvale)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
View from the passenger overpass at Roslyn Station looking South towards Jamaica.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Roslyn (LIRR station) (category) at Wikimedia Commons

The canopy extending from Roslyn Station that was previously used to shelter horse-drawn carriages.