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Farmingdale
Farmingdale LIRR Station West Platform.JPG
View of the historic Farmingdale Station in Farmingdale, New York, prior to its 2010s restoration, as seen from the north platform.
Location Off Secatogue Avenue, on Front Street & Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NY
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s) Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n70, n72 (on Conklin Street)
Construction
Parking Yes; Village Permit and Metered
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bike Rack
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
History
Opened October 15, 1841
Rebuilt 1875, 1890, 2018
Electrified 1987
750 V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 4,625
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR Following station
Bethpage Ronkonkoma Branch
limited service
Pinelawn
towards Greenport via Ronkonkoma
Ronkonkoma Branch Wyandanch
towards Greenport via Ronkonkoma
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Bethpage Main Line Republic
toward Greenport
Farmingdale Railroad Station
Farmingdale LIRR Station Memorial-2.JPG
Farmingdale Station's Historical marker.
Location Farmingdale, New York, USA
Built 1890
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference No. 91001677
Added to NRHP November 13, 1991

Farmingdale is a historic railroad station in Farmingdale, New York, along the Main Line (Ronkonkoma Branch) of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located just east of Secatogue Avenue, on South Front Street and Atlantic Avenue. The station has two platforms (north and south), with an underground pedestrian walkway connecting them. The station house is on the south platform. Parking is available on both sides of the tracks. The station is 32 miles (51 km) east of Penn Station and just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) west of the Nassau County - Suffolk County boundary. As of March 2, 2015, some trains originate and terminate here on both weekdays and weekends. The average journey time to and from New York City's Penn Station is roughly 55 minutes.

History

Farmingdale station was originally opened on October 15, 1841, when the Long Island Rail Road first went through the village. It was rebuilt in July 1875 and again in 1890. An electric sub-station was added between 1908 and 1909 for the Huntington Railroad. During the Ronkonkoma electrification, the station was officially in electrified service in June 1987, while east of the station was not officially in service until December 1987. On November 13, 1991, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 1996, federal funding from the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act was obtained to restore the station building.

During the 2002 US Open and 2009 US Open golf tournaments at Bethpage State Park, the station was used by spectators as a transfer point to shuttle buses to Bethpage Black Course. In 2009, approximately 29 percent of all attendees arrived via the Long Island Rail Road.

Station layout

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. Westbound trains generally serve Platform A and eastbound trains Platform B, though some weekday trains stop at the opposite platform. Farmingdale is the eastbound terminal for select weekday trains.

Parking is available on both sides of the tracks, and requires either a permit from the Village of Farmingdale (available to residents and non-residents) or payment at parking meters. Meter regulations are not enforced on weekends. Another parking lot exists west of the station along Front Street and behind private property along the west side of Elizabeth Street. Village permits are also required for this parking lot.

Platform A, side platform Handicapped/disabled access
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Platform B, side platform Handicapped/disabled access


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