Sunnyside (LIRR station)
|Location||Queens Boulevard & Skillman Avenue
Sunnyside, New York
|Platforms||1 island platform
2 side platforms
|Connections||New York City Subway:
trains at Queens Plaza
trains at 33rd Street – Rawson Street
trains at Queensboro Plaza
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.
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.
Upon completion of the East Side Access project during the early 21st century, a new Sunnyside station is scheduled to be built in 2019. 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 trains), Queensboro Plaza on the IRT Flushing Line and BMT Astoria Line (7 <7> N Q trains), and Queens Plaza on the IND Queens Boulevard Line (E M R trains).
Station layout (planned)
|1 (PW)||■ Port Washington Branch||toward Penn Station (Terminus)|
|2 (PW)||■ Port Washington Branch||toward Port Washington (Woodside)|
|3||■ Main Line||toward Penn Station (Terminus)|
|1||■ Main Line||no stop|
|2||■ Main Line||no stop|
|4||■ Main Line||toward Long Island (Woodside)|
The station layout will be similar to that at Woodside. This station will have three high-level platforms. The side platform next to Track 1 of the Port Washington Branch will generally be by westbound or Manhattan-bound trains. The island platform between Track 2 of the Port Washington Branch and Track 3 of the Main Line will generally be used by eastbound or outbound Port Washington trains and westbound or Manhattan-bound Main Line trains. The side platform next to Track 4 of the Main Line will generally be used by outbound or eastbound Main Line trains.
There will be six tracks. Tracks 1 and 2 of the Main Line, which will not be adjacent to any platform, will be used by non-stopping trains.
- "Chapter 2: Project Alternatives" (PDF format; Adobe Reader required). 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.