Merrick station

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Merrick LIRR Station from Sunrise Highway.JPG
Merrick station as seen from Sunrise Highway.
LocationSunrise Highway between Hewlett & Merrick Avenues
Merrick, New York
Coordinates40°39′50″N 73°33′03″W / 40.663769°N 73.550709°W / 40.663769; -73.550709Coordinates: 40°39′50″N 73°33′03″W / 40.663769°N 73.550709°W / 40.663769; -73.550709
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Montauk Branch
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsLocal Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n19 (at Merrick Road)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone7
Opened1867 (SSRRLI)
Rebuilt1885, 1902, 1969–1975
ElectrifiedMay 20, 1925
750 V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006)6,767[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

Merrick is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located on Sunrise Highway, between Hewlett Avenue and Merrick Avenue, in Merrick, New York. However, the parking areas for the station expand well beyond the given location.


Merrick station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch stations that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th Century. What's not so typical are its origins. The station was originally built on October 28, 1867 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island, but in 1869, it was expanded into a hotel built by SSRRLI President Charles Fox. This hotel was burned to the ground in 1908. A second depot was built in 1885 and a third was built in 1902.[2] The station was razed in June 1969 as part of the grade elimination project. A temporary station was installed on December 4, 1970, but the elevated fourth station wasn't opened until June 28, 1975.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one 12-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions. A 10-car-long awning exists, with the easternmost part of the platform uncovered. The rail line has two tracks at this location. Each Fall, this railroad station, like Bellmore station plays host to a Street Festival/Fair courtesy of Merrick Chamber of Commerce. t Handicapped/disabled access

Platform level
Track 1 Babylon Branch toward Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint Avenue or Penn Station (Freeport)
Montauk Branch does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Bellmore)
Montauk Branch does not stop here →
G Ground level Entrance/exit, parking, buses


  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Merrick Station History (Arrt's Arrchives)

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