Woodmere (LIRR station)

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Woodmere
Woodmere LIRR Station; Cedar Lane View-2.JPG
November 14, 2014 scene of Woodmere Station from Cedar Lane.
Location Woodmere Boulevard & Cedar Lane
Woodmere, New York
Coordinates 40°37′53″N 73°42′49″W / 40.631298°N 73.713740°W / 40.631298; -73.713740Coordinates: 40°37′53″N 73°42′49″W / 40.631298°N 73.713740°W / 40.631298; -73.713740
Owned by MTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n32
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bike Rack
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened October 1869 (SSRRLI)[1]
Closed 1872
Rebuilt 1885, 1902, 1968
Electrified December 11, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous names Wood's Station (1869–Unknown)
Woodsburgh (Unknown–1897)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,749[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Far Rockaway Branch
toward Far Rockaway

Woodmere is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Woodmere, in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is located at Woodmere Boulevard and Cedar Lane, between Central Avenue and West Broadway, and is 20.1 miles (32.3 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

History[edit]

Woodmere station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island in 1869. Depending on the source, it was established in either July or October. It was originally listed on SSRRLI's timetable as "Wood's station," then "Woodsburgh" before being given its current name. The station was discontinued on July 13, 1872, but reestablished on January 16, 1885. Beginning in May 1885, the station also included the Cedarhurst Railway, a trolley line to Lawrence along the border of Hewlett Harbor at the coast of Brosewere Bay for approximately 10 years.[3][4]

The second depot was built in 1902, and was electrified with the rest of the line three years later. The 1902-built station originally had a canopy above the Valley Stream-bound platform, that extended southwest of the station house, and another one above Cedar Lane designed to protect horse carriage passengers from rain, snow, and other inclement weather. A freight house also existed across the tracks. The canopy for horse carriages was abandoned around 1939. The track-side covered platforms were removed with the installation of high-level platforms sometime around 1968. Aside from these modifications, the station still exists as it was built in 1902.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 car-lengths.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Far Rockaway Branch toward Atlantic or Penn Station (Hewlett)
Track 2 Far Rockaway Branch toward Far Rockaway (Cedarhurst)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

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External links[edit]

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