A staircase at Laurelton Station
|Location||224th Street and 141st Road|
Laurelton, Queens, New York
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||NYCT Bus: Q85|
|Rebuilt||1941, 1942, 1948, 1950|
|Electrified||October 16, 1905|
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Central Avenue|
|Rank||55 of 125|
Laurelton is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch, in the Laurelton neighborhood of Queens, New York City. It is 14.9 miles (24.0 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The station is located at the intersection of 225th Street and 141st Road.
On weekdays, the station is served by Far Rockaway Branch trains and Long Beach Branch trains bypass the station. This setup is reversed on weekends. One weekend overnight westbound Babylon Branch train also stops here. As this station is in fare zone 3, it is eligible for the weekend's CityTicket program.
Laurelton station was originally built in April 1907. The line was electrified on October 16, 1905, two years before the station opened, and was one of two stations along the Atlantic Branch to replace the former Springfield station, the other being at Higbie Avenue. The original station house was built in connection with the Laurelton Land Company, and the tracks were laid below ground with a floral arrangement on the embankment spelling out the community's name. It was also located northwest of Springfield Junction. On November 26, 1941, the eastbound facilities were relocated south in anticipation of a proposed grade elimination project, but relocated north again on April 10, 1942, when the project was canceled, more than likely due to the war effort. All facilities were again relocated south of the former location between November 16–18, 1948, when the aforementioned grade elimination project was revived. The old depot was razed sometime in 1950. The new elevated structure was opened for westbound trains on October 31, 1950, and eastbound trains on November 27, 1950.
This station has one high-level island platform that is eight cars long. There are enclosed waiting rooms and ticket vending machines on street level. The station's current appearance is similar to that of Rosedale station, except that the trim is blue rather than maroon.
|Track 1||← Long Beach Branch weekends toward Jamaica, Atlantic Terminal, or Penn Station (Locust Manor) |
← Far Rockaway Branch weekdays toward Jamaica, Atlantic Terminal, or Penn Station (Locust Manor)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Track 2||Far Rockaway Branch weekdays toward Far Rockaway (Rosedale) → |
Long Beach Branch weekends toward Long Beach (Rosedale) →
|G||Ground level||Entrance/exit, buses|
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