Stony Brook (LIRR station)

Stony Brook
StonyBrook LIRR Station from NY 25A.JPG
The Stony Brook station house as seen from the south side of NY 25A.
LocationNew York State Route 25A & Chapman Street
Stony Brook, New York
Coordinates40°55′12.99″N 73°7′42.65″W / 40.9202750°N 73.1285139°W / 40.9202750; -73.1285139Coordinates: 40°55′12.99″N 73°7′42.65″W / 40.9202750°N 73.1285139°W / 40.9202750; -73.1285139
Owned byMTA
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit Suffolk County Transit: S60, S76, 3D
Local Transit SUNY at Stony Brook Buses: O (outer loop), R (railroad - weekdays), R1 (railroad east - weekends) & R2 (railroad bus - weekends) [1]
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone10
Rebuilt1917, 2010–2011
Passengers (2006)1,448[2]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Port Jefferson Branch
Former services
Flowerfield   Port Jefferson Branch   Setauket

Stony Brook is a historic station on the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located in Stony Brook, New York on the southeast side of New York State Route 25A, across the street from the intersection of Route 25A with Cedar Street. On the opposite side of the tracks is the State University of New York at Stony Brook. There is also a gated at-grade pedestrian crossing between the station and a parking lot at the University. The station is one of only two such stations on the Long Island Rail Road to exclusively feature such crossings, the other being Westwood. This train station is located in the Three Village Central School District.


Stony Brook station was built in 1873 by the Smithtown and Port Jefferson Railroad (although some sources have claimed it was built in 1888), and rebuilt in 1917.[3][4] Despite the impact of the arrival of Stony Brook University in 1957, the station has remained a small one-story depot. Parking has always been limited, but efforts to increase capacity at the station have been attempted both by SUNY and NYSDOT.

When the Flowerfield station (to the west) closed in 1958 and the Setauket station (to the east) closed in 1980, Stony Brook station became the penultimate station on the Port Jefferson Branch. High-level platforms and a track realignment took place in the late-1980s.[5] Beginning in April 2010, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority planned a renovation project that was intended to last until January 2011.[6] The station underwent a renovation from August 2018 to October 2018.[7][8]

Station layout[]

Stony Brook is a double-tracked station, but on both ends of the station, the two tracks merge into one. Between 1986 and 1988, high level platforms were added and the two tracks were slightly realigned, now a pretty good distance away from the station building.

The current schedule has three weekday arrivals and/or departures on Track 1:[9]

  1. The 7:46 AM arrival from Huntington (a scheduled meet of eastbound and westbound trains), continuing on to Port Jefferson
  2. The 9:42 AM arrival from Jamaica, continuing on to Port Jefferson
  3. The 6:49 PM departure to Huntington, originating at Stony Brook to permit multiple rush-hour eastbound trains to pass (this train has a scheduled hold at Smithtown for the same reason)

All other weekday trains, and all weekend service, normally arrive and depart from Track 2, the side where buses (except for the S76) arrive and depart, and where the parking lot for Stony Brook is located.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance, parking, and pedestrian bridge
Platform A, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Port Jefferson Branch toward Huntington, Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (St. James)
Port Jefferson Branch toward Port Jefferson (Terminus)
Track 2 Port Jefferson Branch toward Huntington, Jamaica, Atlantic or Penn (St. James)
Port Jefferson Branch toward Port Jefferson (Terminus)
Platform B, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access


  1. ^
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ Port Jefferson Branch Stations (Unofficial LIRR History Website)
  4. ^ Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  5. ^ Eastbound view of Stony Brook Station track project in 1988, by John Volpi (
  6. ^ Stony Brook Station Renovations Underway (MTA)
  7. ^ "Construction Underway at Stony Brook Station - A Modern LI". A Modern LI. 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  8. ^ "Construction at Stony Brook Station Scheduled for Completion End of October 2018 - A Modern LI". A Modern LI. 2018-10-01. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  9. ^ "LIRR Port Jefferson schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 25 December 2018.

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