Glen Head station

Glen Head
Glen Head LIRR station 2016.JPG
Glen Head station in 2016
LocationGlen Head Road & School Street
Glen Head, NY
Coordinates40°49′56″N 73°37′34″W / 40.832284°N 73.626128°W / 40.832284; -73.626128Coordinates: 40°49′56″N 73°37′34″W / 40.832284°N 73.626128°W / 40.832284; -73.626128
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n27
(four blocks west on Glen Cove Avenue)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
OpenedJanuary 23, 1865
Rebuilt1888, 1961
Passengers (2006)549[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Oyster Bay Branch
toward Oyster Bay
The station's appearance in 2009

Glen Head is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at Glen Head Road (Glenwood Rd.) and School Street in Glen Head, New York. However, parking is available between Glen Head Road and Locust Avenue on the east side of the tracks and between Glen Head Road and Walnut Avenue on the west side of the tracks.

The village of Glen Head (and the station that serves it) got its name from being the initial terminus "head of the rails" for the Glen Cove Branch from January 23, 1865, to 1867. In July 1866 the Post Office changed the old name of the town from Cedar Swamp to Greenvale, but in Feb. 1874 made another change to Glenwood. The railroad used the name Glen Head always and this has prevailed.[2] A new station building was opened in May 1888. The station was rebuilt in May 1888, as a two-story red brick structure and contained elaborate gingerbread woodwork along the canopies, similar to that of Yaphank Station. It was rebuilt again midway through 1961 with the current one-story cedar-shingled depot.

Station layout[]

The station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long.

Ground/platform level
Entrance/exit and parking
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Oyster Bay Branch toward Jamaica, Hunterspoint or Penn (Greenvale)
Track 2 Oyster Bay Branch toward Oyster Bay (Sea Cliff)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access


  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ The Long Island Rail Road: The age of expansion, 1863-1880 Vincent Seyfried Page 203 Archived December 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine

External links[]

View of Glen Head station from a railroad crossing.