Douglaston (LIRR station)
Looking west from Douglaston Parkway overpass, with Bayside's Lakeside Towers complex in the background
Station statistics Address 235th Street and 41st Avenue
Douglaston, Queens, New York
Coordinates Coordinates: Lines Connections Kelly's Car Service
Little Neck Taxi
Platforms 2 side platforms Tracks 2 Parking Yes: Private Bicycle facilities Yes Other information Opened October 27, 1866(NY&F) Rebuilt 1887, 1962 Electrified October 21, 1913
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Owned by MTA (LIRR) Fare zone 3 Formerly Little Neck (1866-June 1870) Traffic Passengers (2006) 2,375 Services Preceding station LIRR Following stationtoward Penn Station Port Washington Branchtoward Port Washington
Douglaston is a station in the Douglaston section of Queens in New York City on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The station is at 235th Street and 41st Avenue, off Douglaston Parkway and Wainscott Avenue, and is 13.9 miles (22.4 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The station is part of CityTicket, and has an underground walkway between the two platforms.
Douglaston Station was originally built on October 27, 1866 by the North Shore Railroad of Long Island, a subsidiary of the New York and Flushing Railroad that named it Little Neck Station. In 1870, a new Little Neck Station was built east of this one at its present location by the Flushing and North Side Railroad, and the existing station was renamed for land-owner and developer William Douglas. In 1887, Douglas himself replaced the original station and built a Queen Anne-style building for $6,000. Long after the F&NS was acquired by the LIRR, the Douglas-built depot was torn down and replaced with a one-story Mid-Century modern station house in 1962, as was the case with many LIRR stations during the 1950s and 1960s. In this case, the previous station was genuinely in poor condition, and the newer station was designed by a local resident, and accepted both by the LIRR and Douglaston Residents. The wooden shelters were replaced with matching underground tunnel entrances. Aside from the high-level platforms, the station has remained in the same condition ever since.
Platforms and tracks
The station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The north platform next to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or Manhattan-bound trains. The south platform next to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Nassau County-bound trains. The branch has two tracks here.
- ^ a b Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part Two: The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad, © 1963
- ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- ^ Pride in Port: The Jekyll & Hyde Branch of the Long Island Railroad; Part Two (Forgotten NY.com)
- ^ Douglaston Train Station (The Douglaston/Little Neck Historical Society)
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