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Port Washington (LIRR station)

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Line(s)  Port Washington Branch
Tracks  8
Opened  23 June 1898
Platforms  2 island platforms
Connections  NICE Bus: n23
Port Washington (LIRR station)
Location  Main Street, between Haven & South Bayles Avenues Port Washington, New York
Parking  Yes (residential permits required)
Address  Port Washington, NY 11050, United States
Similar  Plandome, Great Neck, East Williston, Cold Spring Harbor, Centre Avenue

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 Haven Avenue.

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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.

Station layout

This station has two 10-car long island platforms. Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 8 are not adjacent to the platforms, and are used for train storage.

References

Port Washington (LIRR station) Wikipedia


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