St. Albans (LIRR station)

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This article is about a Long Island Rail Road station in Queens, New York City. For the station in Vermont, see St. Albans (Amtrak station).
St. Albans
Saint Albans.jpg
Looking west; Babylon train to the left
Location Linden Boulevard & Montauk Place
St. Albans, New York
Coordinates 40°41′28″N 73°45′56″W / 40.691052°N 73.765426°W / 40.691052; -73.765426Coordinates: 40°41′28″N 73°45′56″W / 40.691052°N 73.765426°W / 40.691052; -73.765426
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit NYCT Bus: Q4
Other information
Fare zone 3
Opened July 1, 1898[1]
Rebuilt 1935
Electrified May 21, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Locust Avenue
Passengers (2006) 187[2]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
West Hempstead Branch
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon
Current and former locations
Rockaway Junction Montauk Branch Springfield Gardens

St. Albans is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead Branch located in St. Albans, Queens, New York City. It is officially located on the southwest corner of Linden Boulevard & Montauk Place, although the segment of Montauk Place that once intersected with Linden Boulevard has been abandoned and fenced off.


In 1872, the Long Island Rail Road's Cedarhurst Cut-off was built through the area, but no stop appears here on the first timetables.[3] Saint Albans Station was built on July 1, 1898, and originally appeared on maps with the name of Locust Avenue (the same name as the station at the other end of what is now called Baisley Boulevard).[4] The station was razed in 1935 as part of a grade elimination project.[5] The current elevated structure was opened either on October 22 or October 23, 1935.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one six-car-long island platform between the two tracks with two entrances. The north staircase goes down to the south side of Linden Boulevard between Newburg and 180th Street while the south staircase goes down to a short tunnel leading to the dead-end street of Foch Boulevard.

G Ground level Entrance/exit, parking, buses
Platform level
Track 1 Babylon Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Jamaica)
West Hempstead Branch does not stop here
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Lynbrook)
West Hempstead Branch does not stop here →
Montauk Branch does not stop here →


Although this station is listed on the West Hempstead Branch timetable only, most service is provided by Babylon Branch trains. Approximately 226 trains stop here per week, with only four weekday morning peak trains from West Hempstead serving this station, while hourly Babylon trains serve it daily from about 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM during off peak periods. Babylon Branch trains also serve the station bihourly on weekends. The station sees no late night service.

The station is within Zone 3 and is within the boundaries of the CityTicket program.


  1. ^ Long Island Railroad Station History (
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ "Cedarhusrt Cutoff - ARRT'S ARRCHIVES". 
  4. ^ "1898 map showing Locust Ave station in St. Albans on the Rockaway Branch of the LIRR" (JPG).  (Locust Avenue is now called Baisley Boulevard)
  5. ^ "St.Albans Station photos". (Schedule on this page indicates trains stopped as early as 1897)

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