Laurelton station

Summary

Laurelton
Laurelton LIRR Station Staircase.jpg
A staircase at Laurelton Station
Location224th Street and 141st Road
Laurelton, Queens, New York
Coordinates40°40′07″N 73°45′06″W / 40.66853°N 73.7518°W / 40.66853; -73.7518Coordinates: 40°40′07″N 73°45′06″W / 40.66853°N 73.7518°W / 40.66853; -73.7518
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Atlantic Branch
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit NYCT Bus: Q85
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
OpenedApril 1907[1]
Rebuilt1941, 1942, 1948, 1950
ElectrifiedOctober 16, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesCentral Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2012—2014)1,832[2]
Rank55 of 125
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR Following station
Locust Manor Far Rockaway Branch
weekdays
Rosedale
towards Far Rockaway
Long Beach Branch
weekends
Rosedale
towards Long Beach
Former services
Higbie Avenue   Atlantic Branch   Rosedale

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.[citation needed] As this station is in fare zone 3, it is eligible for the weekend's CityTicket program.

History

Postcard of Laurelton station from 1908

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.

Station layout

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.

P
Platform level
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

References

  1. ^ Long Island Railroad Station History (TrainsAreFun.com) Archived 2011-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "2012-2014 LIRR Origin and Destination Report : Volume I: Travel Behavior Among All LIRR Passengers" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. August 23, 2016. PDF pp. 15, 198. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2020.

External links

Media related to Laurelton (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Laurelton – LIRR
  • Laurelton LIRR timetable
  • Old Southern Road from Jamaica Station to Springfield Junction (Arrt's Arrchives)
  • 224th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platform from Google Maps Street View
  • Waiting Room from Google Maps Street View