Port Washington station

Port Washington
Port Washington Station - Main Street & Herbert Avenue.jpg
Port Washington station from the end of Herbert Avenue at Main Street, December 20, 2007.
LocationMain Street, between
Haven & South Bayles Avenues
Port Washington, New York
Coordinates40°49′46″N 73°41′14″W / 40.829349°N 73.68733°W / 40.829349; -73.68733Coordinates: 40°49′46″N 73°41′14″W / 40.829349°N 73.68733°W / 40.829349; -73.68733
Line(s)
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks8
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n23
Construction
ParkingYes (residential permits required)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
History
OpenedJune 23, 1898
Rebuilt1930, 1998
ElectrifiedOctober 21, 1913[1]
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006)7,993[2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Penn Station
Port Washington BranchTerminus

Port Washington is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch in Port Washington, New York. The station is located on Main Street, between Haven Avenue and South Bayles Avenue, just west of Middle Neck Road, and is 19.9 miles (32 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Pedestrian bridges between the platforms are in line with Franklin Avenue and Bayview Avenue, both of which end at Haven Avenue.

History[]

Port Washington station was recommended to Austin Corbin by a group of Port Washington residents in 1895, after a failed attempt to extend the branch between Great Neck and Roslyn in 1882. Efforts to bring rail service to the community actually date back to the days of the Flushing and North Side Railroad which established an unbuilt subsidiary called the "North Shore and Port Washington Railroad" that was dissolved once the F&NS was consolidated into the Flushing, North Shore and Central Railroad in 1874. The station was originally built on June 23, 1898 by the Great Neck and Port Washington Railroad, an LIRR subsidiary that existed between 1898 and 1902. It was electrified in 1913, and remodeled in 1930, and again in 1998 upon the station's 100th Anniversary.[3]

Station layout[]

This station has two 10-car long island platforms. Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 8, known as Port Washington Yard, are not adjacent to the platforms, and are used for train storage. In order to allow for increased service via the line to Grand Central Terminal once East Side Access is completed, two existing tracks in the yard will be extended to accommodate two additional ten-car trains. Work will begin in January 2018, and will be completed in December 2020.[4]

Mezzanine level Platform crossover and parking
Ground/platform level
Station house and buses
Track 2 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
Track 4 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 5 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Plandome)

References[]

  1. ^ "LIRR Branch Notes". trainsarefun.com.
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ "PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH Part 2 Auburndale to Port Washington". forgotten-ny.com.
  4. ^ "L60601YL Port Washington Yard Reconfiguration". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved September 3, 2017.

External links[]

Media related to Port Washington (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

The station in summer