|Location||New Hyde Park Road & Second Avenue|
New Hyde Park, NY
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n24, n25|
|Rebuilt||1870, 1947, 2002–2003|
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Hyde Park (1845–1904)|
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).
The Long Island Rail Road was built through the area in 1837, although no station was built until 1845. 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. 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. This was replaced between 2002 and 2003 with the retro-classic structure seen today.
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. The electrical substation at New Hyde Park station will be replaced to make way for the third track.
Additionally, the grade crossing at New Hyde Park Road will be eliminated and replaced with a vehicular underpass. A new park-and-ride facility would be built between Plaza and Second Avenues.
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.
|Platform A, doors will open on the right|
|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|
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