New Hyde Park station

New Hyde Park
NHP station jeh.JPG
Western end
LocationNew Hyde Park Road & Second Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
Coordinates40°43′51″N 73°40′50″W / 40.730932°N 73.680569°W / 40.730932; -73.680569Coordinates: 40°43′51″N 73°40′50″W / 40.730932°N 73.680569°W / 40.730932; -73.680569
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n24, n25
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
History
Opened1845
Rebuilt1870, 1947,[1] 2002–2003
ElectrifiedOctober 1926
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesHyde Park (1845–1904)
Traffic
Passengers (2006)3,451[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Port Jefferson Branch

New Hyde Park is a Long Island Rail Road station on the Main Line. It is located at New Hyde Park Road and Second Avenue in New Hyde Park, New York. The station house is near the eastern part of the westbound platform. The station is wheelchair accessible with grade crossings at both ends of the platforms. It is only listed on the Port Jefferson Branch timetable and most service is provided by that branch. However, sporadic trains from the Oyster Bay Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch stop here too (most bypass this station).

History[]

The Long Island Rail Road was built through the area in 1837,[3] although no station was built until 1845.[4] It was originally named "Hyde Park" station, and was rebuilt in 1870. Despite Hyde Park changing its name to "New Hyde Park" in March 1871 in order to avoid confusion with another Hyde Park in Dutchess County, the LIRR kept the original name of the station until September 1904. The 1870-built station was located along the eastbound tracks with an open wooden shelter shed along the westbound tracks. This station contained elaborate gingerbread woodwork, similar to that of Yaphank station during the same period.[5] In 1947, the station house was rebuilt again with a smaller and less elaborate brick structure, and relocated along the westbound tracks, with a matching brick open shelter along the eastbound tracks. Sometime during the 1960s, high-level platforms were added to the station, with a white stucco wall between the platforms and station house containing a blue sign with white lettering reading "LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD" on top and "NEW HYDE PARK VILLAGE" on the bottom.[6] This was replaced between 2002 and 2003 with the retro-classic structure seen today.[7]

Station enhancements[]

As part of the Main Line third track project, the New Hyde Park station will be upgraded, and Platform B will be relocated. The two platforms will be demolished and replaced by 8 foot (2.4 m)-wide platforms that can handle 12-car trains. Canopies, benches, signage, and security cameras will be installed. The new platforms will be heated to facilitate snow removal. The station will be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 via the installation of two ramps to each platform. Four new staircases will also be provided to the westbound platform and five new staircases will provide additional access to the eastbound platform, and either an overpass or an underpass would be built at the station. Amenities such as Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, artwork, and digital information displays would be included in the renovation.[8][9] The electrical substation at New Hyde Park station will be replaced to make way for the third track.[10]

Additionally, the grade crossing at New Hyde Park Road will be eliminated and replaced with a vehicular underpass.[11] A new park-and-ride facility would be built between Plaza and Second Avenues.[12]

Platforms and tracks[]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. Two grade crossings bracket the station and another is 1200 feet west of the station. During morning rush hours, Track 2 carries some westbound trains. The westbound platform has the only station house and parking lot. Each platform has staircase going to the South 12th Street grade crossing on their extreme west end and another on their extreme east end going to the New Hyde Park Road grade crossing.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Jefferson Branch toward Long Island City, Atlantic or Penn (Jamaica)
Montauk Branch, Ronkonkoma Branch, and Oyster Bay Branch do not stop here
Track 2 Port Jefferson Branch toward Hicksville, Huntington or Port Jeff (Merillon Avenue)
Montauk Branch, Ronkonkoma Branch, and Oyster Bay Branch do not stop here →
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

Image gallery[]

References[]

  1. ^ Morrison, David D. and Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Images of Rail: Long Island Rail Road Stations. Arcadia Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 9780738511801.
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ About Our Village (New Hyde Park Village official website)
  4. ^ June 14 1845 Schedule (Arrt's Arrchives)
  5. ^ Hyde Park/New Hyde Park station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  6. ^ New Hyde Park; The 1947 Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  7. ^ LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
  8. ^ "New Hyde Park Station Enhancement". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  9. ^ "LIRR Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Chapter 1: Project Description" (PDF). amodernli.com. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2017. p. 23–24. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "New Hyde Park Substation Replacement". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  11. ^ "New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing Elimination". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  12. ^ "New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.

External links[]

Media related to New Hyde Park (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons