Bayside station (LIRR)

Bayside
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View of Bayside station house and pedestrian bridge from above the eastbound ramp.
Location213th Street and 41st Avenue
Bayside, Queens, New York
Coordinates40°45′47″N 73°46′18″W / 40.763105°N 73.771804°W / 40.763105; -73.771804Coordinates: 40°45′47″N 73°46′18″W / 40.763105°N 73.771804°W / 40.763105; -73.771804
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit NYCT Bus: Q12, Q13, Q31
Local Transit MTA Bus: QM3
Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n20G
Construction
ParkingYes (metered, NYC permit, & private)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
OpenedOctober 27, 1866 (NY&F)[1]
Rebuilt1923 (station house)
1928–1930 (grade elimination)
ElectrifiedOctober 21, 1913
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesBay Side (1866–1872)
Traffic
Passengers (2006)8,649[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington Branch

Bayside (formerly Bay Side)[3] is a station in the Bayside section of Queens in New York City on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is located at 213th Street and 41st Avenue, off Bell Boulevard and just north of Northern Boulevard, and is 12.6 miles (20.3 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The station is part of CityTicket.

History[]

Bayside station was originally built on October 27, 1866, by the North Shore Railroad of Long Island, a subsidiary of the New York and Flushing Railroad. The station, along with the rest of the line was acquired by the Flushing and North Side Rail Road in 1869. The F&NS was consolidated into the Flushing, North Shore and Central Railroad in 1874 through a merger with the Central Railroad of Long Island, only to be leased in 1876 by the LIRR. The current station building dates to October 11, 1923. The tracks were depressed beneath Bell Boulevard from 1928 through 1930. A railway express elevator building was then opened on the eastbound side until the Port Washington Branch stopped carrying freight. The 1928 express/baggage station remains today, being converted into a local community center. The wooden pedestrian bridge that carried commuters across the tracks to both platforms was replaced in 1998 by a decorative steel bridge.

The station, along with the Port Washington line in general, is heavily used. During the 2005 New York City transit strike, the station had the distinction of being one of the few where trains stopped, bypassing lesser stations on the Port Washington branch such as Auburndale and Murray Hill.[4][5]

Station layout[]

The station has two slightly offset side platforms, each 10 cars long.

G Ground level Exit/entrance, crossover, buses
P
Platform level
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Auburndale)
Track 2 Port Washington Branch toward Great Neck or Port Washington (Douglaston)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

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