Bayside_station_(LIRR) Latitude and Longitude:

40°45′47″N 73°46′18″W / 40.763105°N 73.771804°W / 40.763105; -73.771804
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View of Bayside station house and pedestrian bridge from above the eastbound ramp.
General information
Location213th Street and 41st Avenue
Bayside, Queens, New York
Coordinates 40°45′47″N 73°46′18″W / 40.763105°N 73.771804°W / 40.763105; -73.771804
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s) Port Washington Branch
Distance10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Long Island City [1]
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit NYCT Bus: Q12, Q13, Q31
Local Transit MTA Bus: QM3
Local Transit Nassau Inter-County Express: n20G, n20X
ParkingYes (metered, NYC permit, & private)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codeBSD
Fare zone3
OpenedOctober 27, 1866 (NY&F) [2]
Rebuilt1923 (station house)
1928–1930 (grade elimination)
ElectrifiedOctober 21, 1913
750 V ( DC) third rail
Previous namesBay Side (1866–1872)
2012—20147,905 [3]
Rank10 of 125
Preceding station Long Island Rail Road Following station
Auburndale Port Washington Branch Douglaston

Bayside (formerly Bay Side) [4] is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens, New York City. The station is located at 213th Street and 41st Avenue, off Bell Boulevard and just north of Northern Boulevard, and is 12.6 miles (20.3 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The station is part of CityTicket.


Bayside 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. The station, along with the rest of the line was acquired by the Flushing and North Side Rail Road in 1869. The F&NS was consolidated into the Flushing, North Shore and Central Railroad in 1874 through a merger with the Central Railroad of Long Island, only to be leased in 1876 by the LIRR. The current station building dates to October 11, 1923. The tracks were depressed beneath Bell Boulevard from 1928 through 1930. A railway express elevator building was then opened on the eastbound side until the Port Washington Branch stopped carrying freight. The 1928 express/baggage station remains today, being converted into a local community center. The wooden pedestrian bridge that carried commuters across the tracks to both platforms was replaced in 1998 by a decorative steel bridge.

The station, along with the Port Washington Branch in general, is heavily used. During the 2005 New York City transit strike, Bayside was one of the few stations that Port Washington trains stopped at, and lesser-used stations such as Auburndale and Murray Hill were bypassed. [5] [6]

Station layout

The station has two slightly offset side platforms, each 10 cars long.

G Ground level Exit/entrance, crossover, buses
Platform level
Platform A, side platform Disabled access
Track 1       Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station or Grand Central ( Auburndale)
Track 2       Port Washington Branch toward Great Neck or Port Washington ( Douglaston)
Platform B, side platform Disabled access



  1. ^ Long Island Rail Road (May 14, 2012). "TIMETABLE No. 4" (PDF). p. VI. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
  2. ^ Vincent F. Seyfried, The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part Two: The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad, 1963.
  3. ^ "2012-2014 LIRR Origin and Destination Report : Volume I: Travel Behavior Among All LIRR Passengers" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. August 23, 2016. PDF pp. 15, 197. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2020. Data collection took place after the pretest determinations, starting in September 2012 and concluding in May 2014. .... 2012-2014 LIRR O[rigin and ]D[estination] COUNTS: WEEKDAY East/West Total By Station in Numerical Order ... Bayside
  4. ^ The Long Island Rail Road A Comprehensive History by Vincent F. Seyfried Part Two The Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad Archived April 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ MTA Strike Contingency Plan: Long Island Rail Road Information
  6. ^ Roleke, John (December 20, 2005). "NYC Transit Strike Day 2 in Queens - Tips and News". Queens, NY. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010.

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