Woodmere (LIRR station)
November 14, 2014 scene of Woodmere Station from Cedar Lane.
|Location||Woodmere Boulevard & Cedar Lane
Woodmere, New York
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n32|
|Bicycle facilities||Yes; Bike Rack|
|Opened||October 1869 (SSRRLI)|
|Rebuilt||1885, 1902, 1968|
|Electrified||December 11, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Wood's Station (1869–Unknown)
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.
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.
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
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 car-lengths.
|Platform A, doors will open on the right|
|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|
- Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I., © 1961
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Felix Reifschneider's LIRR History and Maps (Long Island Rail Road Unofficial History)
- Cedarhurst Railway Company; LIRR Cedarhurst Branch (Arrt's Arrchives)
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