Sayville (LIRR station)

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Sayville
Sayville Station from across the tracks.jpg
Sayville station house, including the pedestrian bridge and a departing westbound express train to Jamaica.
Location Depot Street & Greeley Avenue
Sayville, New York
Coordinates 40°44′25″N 73°05′11″W / 40.740388°N 73.086497°W / 40.740388; -73.086497Coordinates: 40°44′25″N 73°05′11″W / 40.740388°N 73.086497°W / 40.740388; -73.086497
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes (free)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10
History
Opened 1868 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt 1906, 1999
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,086[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk

Sayville is a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in the village of Sayville, New York, on Depot Street between Greeley Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Ferries to Fire Island board from a port south of the station.[3]

History[edit]

Sayville station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island in December 1868, and was the end of the line until April 1869 when the line was extended to Patchogue. From that point until the early 20th century, the station also served as the local post office. At the time, it contained coal sidings, spurs into lumber yards, a freight house west of Greely Avenue, a dairy farm, and even a horse trolley to the Great South Bay owned by the South Shore Traction Company.[4] The horse trolley was eventually converted into an electric trolley line after being acquired by the Suffolk Traction Company. In November 1905, mail that was delivered to the railroad station was blown out of its pouch by a speeding train and scattered under the tracks and was searched by the postmaster along "half a mile of track."[5] The original station was razed sometime in 1906 and a second depot opened on August 3 that year. When Bayport station was closed by the Long Island Rail Road in 1980, former Bayport commuters opted to use Sayville station. A renovation project took place sometime in 1998-1999. It brought the current pedestrian overpass and sheltered high-level platforms.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level side platforms each eight cars long. The Montauk Branch has two tracks here, the last such station on the line; all stations from Patchogue east to Montauk have only a single platform, as the double track becomes single track between Sayville and the former Bayport station.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Oakdale)
Track 2 Montauk Branch toward Patchogue, Speonk or Montauk (Patchogue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

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External links[edit]

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