Lynbrook station

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LIRR Train 853 leaves Lynbrook.jpg
LIRR Train 853 from Long Beach to Penn Station departs Lynbrook
LocationSunrise Highway & Peninsula Boulevard
Village of Lynbrook, New York
Coordinates40°39′22″N 73°40′33″W / 40.65603°N 73.6758°W / 40.65603; -73.6758Coordinates: 40°39′22″N 73°40′33″W / 40.65603°N 73.6758°W / 40.65603; -73.6758
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Montauk Branch
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks2 (Long Beach Branch), 2 (Montauk Branch)
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n4, n25, n31, n32
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
OpenedOctober 28, 1867 (SSRRLI)[1]
Rebuilt1881, 1920, 1938
ElectrifiedSeptember 8, 1910
750 V (DC) third rail
Previous namesPearsall's Corners (1867 – April 1875)
Pearsall's (1875 – 1893)[1]
Passengers (2006)5,476[2]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon
Long Beach Branch
toward Long Beach

Lynbrook is a train station in Lynbrook, New York at Sunrise Highway and Peninsula Boulevard on the Long Island Rail Road. The station is elevated and is wheelchair accessible through elevator access.


Lynbrook was opened as Pearsall's Corner on October 28, 1867 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island. The name became Pearsall's in April 1875 and Lynbrook in 1893. In 1880 the station became the northern terminus of the New York and Long Beach Railroad, a railroad line that was acquired by the LIRR and became the Long Beach Branch in 1886. When the NY&LB was added the station gained the "PT Tower", which controlled the junction with the Montauk Branch until 1910, when Long Beach Branch tracks were extended to Valley Stream station. The station was rebuilt in 1881, electrified on September 8, 1910, and then remodeled sometime in 1920, only to be razed in 1938 as part of a decades-long grade elimination project along the Montauk, Atlantic and Babylon Branches. The third and current elevated station is 1,113 feet west of its former location and opened on October 18, 1938.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

This station has two high-level island platforms. The 12-car north platform, Platform A, is between Tracks 1 and 2 of what the railroad calls the Montauk Branch, generally used by Babylon Branch trains. The 10-car south platform, Platform B, is between Tracks 1 and 2 of the Long Beach Branch. There are four tracks until the two branches split immediately east of the station.

Platform level
Track 1A Babylon Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue, or Penn Station (Jamaica or St. Albans)
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Island platform (Platform A), doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2A Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Rockville Centre)
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
Track 1B Long Beach Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue, or Penn Station (Valley Stream)
Island platform (Platform B), doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2B Long Beach Branch toward Long Beach (Centre Avenue)
G Ground level Entrance/exit, parking, buses


The station is listed on timetables and maps, as being served by both Long Beach and Babylon Branch trains. Both Long Beach and Babylon Branch trains stop there hourly (every 30 minutes when combined) on an alternating basis during off-peak hours. Peak service is about every 20 minutes or less. Late night service is every two hours.


External links[edit]

Media related to Lynbrook (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

From Sunrise Highway