Stewart Manor (LIRR station)
Eastbound train pulling out
|Location||New Hyde Park Road & Manor Road
Garden City, New York
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n25|
|Electrified||May 26, 1908
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Hyde Park (1873-1876),
Hyde Park Central (1878-1879)
The Stewart Manor station is one of five stations of the Long Island Rail Road that serve the village of Garden City, New York. It is located just south of Stewart Avenue, to the west of New Hyde Park Road. Contrary to its name, the station is not within the limits of the village of Stewart Manor. The village is just a few blocks to the west. There is ample permit parking available at the station.
Originally, the station was built in June 1873 as "Hyde Park", and served as one of the stations of the Central Railroad of Long Island, or "Stewart's Central Railroad", a commuter railroad that village founder Alexander Turney Stewart envisioned to provide transportation across the village. The station closed in October 1876, but was reopened by the LIRR in June 1878 as "Hyde Park Central" station, only to be abandoned on April 30, 1879. The station was reopened again as "Stewart Manor Station" in 1909, and included such features as a "foot subway", crossing gates at New Hyde Park Road, and an "SW Cabin" for controlling manual block signals between Floral Park and Garden City. In 1915, the station was a flag stop. The entrances to the "foot subway" which can be found east of Roosevelt Street on both Manor Road and Plaza Road, were remodeled at some point, and the station in general was remodeled in 2006. There is a ticket machine available in the waiting room as well as on the east side of the station house.
Platform and track configuration
|1||■ Hempstead Branch||toward New York (Floral Park)|
|2||■ Hempstead Branch||toward Hempstead (Nassau Boulevard)|
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The north platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The south platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Hempstead-bound trains. The Hempstead Branch has two tracks at this location.
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- "The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part Two: The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad," by Vincent F. Seyfried
- 1936 Pedestrian Underpass Photo (Arrt's Arrchives)
- Long Island Railroad Mainline to Hicksville & Hempstead Branch Timetable 1915
- Google Street View of the Stewart Manor Station south pedestrian tunnel on Plaza Road
- LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
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