Sunnyside station (LIRR)

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Sunnyside
LocationQueens Boulevard
and Skillman Avenue
Sunnyside, Queens, New York
Coordinates40°44′47″N 73°56′07″W / 40.7464°N 73.9353°W / 40.7464; -73.9353Coordinates: 40°44′47″N 73°56′07″W / 40.7464°N 73.9353°W / 40.7464; -73.9353
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Northeast Corridor
Platforms1 island platform
2 side platforms
Tracks9
ConnectionsNew York City Subway:
"E" train"M" train"R" train trains at Queens Plaza
"7" train train at 33rd Street – Rawson Street
"7" train "7" express train​​ "N" train"W" train trains at Queensboro Plaza
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
History
OpenedAt least December 2022 (proposed)
Services
  Future services  
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Terminus
City Terminal Zone
Proposed
toward Long Island

Sunnyside is a proposed railroad station of the Long Island Rail Road in Sunnyside, Queens. The station will be opened after the completion of the Grand Central Terminal East Side Access extension project, and will be within the City Terminal Zone. The projected area will be at Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue.[1]

History[edit]

In the late 19th century, the LIRR had another Sunnyside Station, which was built by their subsidiary Newtown and Flushing Railroad, better known as the "White Line." This short-lived line was designed to compete with the Flushing and North Side Railroad in 1873. When the F&NS was consolidated into the LIRR, along with the Central Railroad of Long Island and South Side Railroad of Long Island, the White Line was dissolved, along with the original Sunnyside Station.

Though no direct connection to other mass transit services are known, the nearest existing subway stations are at 33rd Street – Rawson Street on the IRT Flushing Line (7 train), Queensboro Plaza on the IRT Flushing Line and BMT Astoria Line (7, <7>​​, N, and ​W trains), and Queens Plaza on the IND Queens Boulevard Line (E, ​M, and ​R trains).

Construction will begin in January 2021, and it will be completed in December 2022.[2]

Station layout (planned)[edit]

This station will have three high-level platforms, with one island platform and two side platforms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter 2: Project Alternatives" (PDF format). East Side Access – Final Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, in cooperation with the MTA Long Island Rail Road. March 2001. pp. 2–20:2–21. Retrieved February 15, 2008. The station's main entrance would be at street level on the west side of the Queens Boulevard bridge near its Skillman Avenue end, directly above the center platform.
  2. ^ "G7140112 ESA RI: Sunnyside Station". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved September 3, 2017.