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Hewlett (LIRR station)

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Owned by  MTA
Tracks  2
Address  Hewlett, NY 11557, USA
Rebuilt  1870
Line(s)  Far Rockaway Branch
Parking  Yes; Free
Phone  +1 516-228-4000
Platforms in use  2
Hewlett (LIRR station)
Location  Franklin Avenue Hewlett, New York
Connections  Nassau Inter-County Express: n1, n31, n32
Owner  Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Similar  Lawrence, Woodmere, Centre Avenue, Gibson, Greenvale

Hewlett is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in Hewlett, in Nassau County, New York, United States. The station is located at Franklin Avenue between Broadway and West Broadway, and is 19.5 miles (31.4 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

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History

Hewlett Station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island as Cedar Grove Station in July 1869. This name would only last until October, when it was changed to Hewletts Station. In 1870, the station was replaced with a new building, that has remained intact ever since, making it the oldest railroad station on Long Island, and the only existing building constructed by an LIRR predecessor. High-level sheltered platforms were added across Franklin Avenue during the late-1990s, and a new station house was built diagonally across the grade crossing from the original one between November 25, 2002 and July 28, 2003. After the LIRR built the new Hewlett Station, the oldest active station became the 1873-built Saint James on the Port Jefferson Branch in Suffolk County. Today the former SSRLI Depot is owned by the Long Island Rail Road, but leased to a local taxi company.

Platform and track configuration

This station has two high-level side platforms. The east platform (adjacent to Track 1) is 10 cars long and the west platform (adjacent to Track 2) is eight cars long.

References

Hewlett (LIRR station) Wikipedia


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