|Location||New Hyde Park Road & Second Avenue|
New Hyde Park, NY
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n24, n25|
|Rebuilt||1870, 1947, 2002–2003|
750 V (DC) third rail
|Previous names||Hyde Park (1845–1904)|
New Hyde Park is a Long Island Rail Road station on the Main Line. It is located at New Hyde Park Road and Second Avenue in New Hyde Park, New York. The station house was near the eastern part of the westbound platform, it is no longer there due to it being demolished for the LIRR's third track expansion project. The station is wheelchair accessible and had two grade crossings on either side of the station, however, as of 2020, both have been closed and New Hyde Park Road has been turned into an underpass. It is only listed on the Port Jefferson Branch timetable and most service is provided by that branch. However, sporadic trains from the Oyster Bay Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch stop here too (most bypass this station).
The Long Island Rail Road was built through the area in 1837, although no station was built until 1845. It was originally named "Hyde Park" station, and was rebuilt in 1870. Despite Hyde Park changing its name to "New Hyde Park" in March 1871 in order to avoid confusion with another Hyde Park in Dutchess County, the LIRR kept the original name of the station until September 1904. The 1870-built station was located along the eastbound tracks with an open wooden shelter shed along the westbound tracks. This station contained elaborate gingerbread woodwork, similar to that of Yaphank station during the same period.
In 1947, the station house was rebuilt again with a smaller and less elaborate brick structure, and relocated along the westbound tracks, with a matching brick open shelter along the eastbound tracks. Sometime during the 1960s, high-level platforms were added to the station, with a white stucco wall between the platforms and station house containing a blue sign with white lettering reading "LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD" on top and "NEW HYDE PARK VILLAGE" on the bottom. This was replaced between 2002 and 2003 with the retro-classic structure seen today.
In October 1979, work began on a $525,000 project to extend the platforms at the station to accommodate ten-car trains. At the time, the westbound platform was eight cars long, while the eastbound platform was four cars long. The work, which also required some renovations to the station building, was expected to be completed in four months.
As part of the Main Line third track project, the New Hyde Park station will be upgraded, and Platform B will be relocated. The two platforms will be demolished and replaced by 8 foot (2.4 m)-wide platforms that can handle 12-car trains. Canopies, benches, signage, and security cameras will be installed. The new platforms will be heated to facilitate snow removal. The station will be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 via the installation of two ramps to each platform. Four new staircases will also be provided to the westbound platform and five new staircases will provide additional access to the eastbound platform, and either an overpass or an underpass would be built at the station. Amenities such as Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, artwork, and digital information displays would be included in the renovation. The electrical substation at New Hyde Park station will be replaced to make way for the third track.
Additionally, the grade crossing at New Hyde Park Road was eliminated and replaced with a vehicular underpass. The road was closed on February 3rd, 2020 and the crossing was eliminated over the Summer of 2020, and opened back up to traffic on August 24th, 2020. A new park-and-ride facility would be built between Plaza and Second Avenues.
Platforms and tracks
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. Two grade crossings bracket the station and another is 1,200 feet (0.23 mi) west of the station. During morning rush hours, Track 2 carries some westbound trains. The westbound platform has the only station house and parking lot. Each platform has a staircase going to the South 12th Street grade crossing on the western end New Hyde Park Road on the eastern end.
|Platform A, side platform|
|Track 3||← Port Jefferson Branch toward Jamaica, Atlantic Terminal, Long Island City, or Penn Station (Floral Park, Hillside Facility, or Jamaica) |
Port Jefferson Branch PM rush toward Huntington or Port Jefferson (Merillon Avenue) →
|Track 1||← Port Jefferson Branch AM rush toward Jamaica, Atlantic Terminal, Long Island City, or Penn Station (Floral Park, Hillside Facility or Jamaica) |
Port Jefferson Branch toward Huntington or Port Jefferson (Merillon Avenue) →
|Platform B, side platform|
- Morrison, David D. and Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Images of Rail: Long Island Rail Road Stations. Arcadia Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 9780738511801.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- "About Our Village (New Hyde Park Village official website)". Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
- June 14 1845 Schedule (Arrt's Arrchives)
- Hyde Park/New Hyde Park station (Arrt's Arrchives)
- New Hyde Park; The 1947 Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
- LIRR Station History (TrainsAreFun.com)
- "Station Being Upgraded". Newsday. Hempstead, New York. October 4, 1979. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
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- "LIRR Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Chapter 1: Project Description" (PDF). amodernli.com. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2017. p. 23–24. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "New Hyde Park Substation Replacement". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
- "New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing Elimination". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
- "New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot". A Modern LI. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
Media related to New Hyde Park (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons