Bellport station

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Bellport
Bellport Station - May 2015.jpg
The Bellport station platform in May 2015.
LocationStation Road & Montauk Highway
Bellport, New York
Coordinates40°46′25″N 72°56′38″W / 40.773717°N 72.943769°W / 40.773717; -72.943769Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 72°56′38″W / 40.773717°N 72.943769°W / 40.773717; -72.943769
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Suffolk County Transit: S66, S68, 7B
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone12
History
Opened1882
Rebuilt1964, 1998
Traffic
Passengers (2006)47[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Montauk Branch
toward Montauk

Bellport is an unmanned station along the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, at Bellport Station Road and Montauk Highway in North Bellport, New York.

History[edit]

The station was originally built in the summer of 1882 by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad, an LIRR subsidiary designed to expand the former South Side Railroad of Long Island toward the east end. When Hagerman station was closed by the LIRR in 1929, the railroad advised travelers to use this station as a substitute. Twenty-nine years later, on October 6, 1958 the Brookhaven station was closed, sending commuters of that station here as well. Bellport's station house was closed in January 1959 and razed in May 1964, replaced with a shelter-shed. The LIRR was planning to close this station on March 16, 1998 along with ten other stations.[2][3] due to low ridership, but changed its mind. A depot with a high-level platform was built between 1998 and 1999, as many stations on the LIRR were getting at the time.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one high-level platform on the south side of the two tracks, long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers. The north track, not next to the platform, is a siding. Unlike other stations, this station has neither a ticket vending machine nor a ticket office.

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Track 1 Montauk Branch toward Jamaica or Penn Station (Patchogue)
Montauk Branch toward Speonk or Montauk (Mastic–Shirley)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Sengupta, Somini (March 15, 1998). "End of the Line for L.I.R.R.'s 10 Loneliest Stops". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "LONG ISLAND STATION HISTORY". trainsarefun.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-02-21.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bellport (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons