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Hunterspoint_Avenue_station_(LIRR) Latitude and Longitude:

40°44′32″N 73°56′50″W / 40.74222°N 73.94722°W / 40.74222; -73.94722
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Hunterspoint Ave
The western end of the station.
General information
Location49th Avenue between 21st Street and Skillman Avenue
Hunters Point and Long Island City, Queens, New York
Coordinates 40°44′32″N 73°56′50″W / 40.74222°N 73.94722°W / 40.74222; -73.94722
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s) Main Line
Distance0.6 mi (0.97 km) from Long Island City [1]
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections New York City Subway:
"7" train "7" express train​ at Hunters Point Avenue
"G" train at 21st Street
Local Transit NYCT Bus: B62 (at Jackson Avenue)
Local Transit MTA Bus: Q67
Construction
AccessibleNo; accessibility planned
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened1860
Closed1902
Rebuilt1903, 1914
ElectrifiedJune 16, 1910
750 V ( DC) third rail
Passengers
20066,479 [2]
Services
Preceding station Long Island Rail Road Following station
Long Island City
Terminus
Port Jefferson Branch
limited service
Jamaica
Oyster Bay Branch
limited service
Jamaica
toward Oyster Bay
Montauk Branch
limited service
Jamaica
toward Montauk
Former services
Preceding station Long Island
Rail Road
Following station
Long Island City
Terminus
Main Line Woodside
toward Greenport
Location

The Hunterspoint Avenue station is a station on the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road within the City Terminal Zone. It is located at 49th Avenue (formerly Hunters Point Avenue) between 21st Street and Skillman Avenue in the Hunters Point and Long Island City neighborhoods of Queens, New York City. This ground-level station has an island platform between two tracks and is currently not wheelchair accessible from the entrance above the station.

The station is served only during weekday rush hours in the peak direction (to Hunterspoint Avenue from Long Island in the morning, from Hunterspoint Avenue to Long Island in the evening). Trains serving here usually run on the Oyster Bay, Montauk, or Port Jefferson Branches. Some westbound trains continue to and terminate at Long Island City, and some eastbound trains originate in Long Island City. All service is provided by diesel trains that cannot use the East River Tunnels or 63rd Street Tunnel, but the tracks are electrified.

History

Hunterspoint Avenue station opened in August 1860, three years before the New York and Flushing Railroad built their own Hunter's Point station.

According to a New York Times article from May 1914, the third station was scheduled to open on July 1, 1914. [3] Instead, the reopening date was delayed until October 18, 1914. [4]

In June 1947, only two weekday trains were scheduled east from Hunterspoint Ave, one to Jamaica and one to Queens Village. Trains destined beyond electrified territory could leave Penn Station behind DD1 electric locomotives and change engines at Jamaica; thirteen weekday trains did so. That service ended in 1951, leading to Hunterspoint Avenue's present role.

On November 22, 1948, a 155 foot (47 m)-long extension of the platform went into service. [5]

In the 2010s, it was announced that the station would receive renovations and become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program. [6] However, this was pushed back in an amendment from August 2017 until the MTA's 2020–2024 Capital Program. [6] [7]

Station layout

The station has one 10-car long high-level island platform between the two Main Line tracks, with stairways on both sides of 49th Avenue.

G Street level Entrance/exit to 49th Avenue
P
Platform level
Track 1       Port Jefferson Branch AM rush hours toward Long Island City (Terminus)
      Oyster Bay Branch AM rush hours toward Long Island City (Terminus)
      Montauk Branch AM rush hours toward Long Island City (Terminus)
      Port Jefferson Branch PM rush hours toward Huntington or Port Jefferson ( Jamaica)
      Oyster Bay Branch PM rush hours toward Oyster Bay ( Jamaica)
      Montauk Branch PM rush hours toward Patchogue, Speonk or Montauk ( Jamaica)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2       Port Jefferson Branch AM rush hours toward Long Island City (Terminus)
      Oyster Bay Branch AM rush hours toward Long Island City (Terminus)
      Montauk Branch AM rush hours toward Long Island City (Terminus)
      Port Jefferson Branch PM rush hours toward Huntington or Port Jefferson ( Jamaica)
      Oyster Bay Branch PM rush hours toward Oyster Bay ( Jamaica)
      Montauk Branch PM rush hours toward Patchogue, Speonk or Montauk ( Jamaica)

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References

  1. ^ Long Island Rail Road (May 14, 2012). "TIMETABLE No. 4" (PDF). p. III. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  3. ^ "New Railway Station; At Hunters Point Avenue, L.I. City, to Open July 1". The New York Times. May 3, 1914. p. XX1. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "Long Island Rail Road Alphabetical Station Listing and History". trainsarefun.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  5. ^ "Extended Rail Platform in Use". The New York Times. November 23, 1948. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Heaton, Richard (November 21, 2019). "MTA sidetracks new LIRR Elmhurst station". Queens Chronicle. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  7. ^ Castillo, Alfonso A. (September 23, 2019). "LIRR plan: Upgrade stations, new trains". Newsday. Archived from the original on June 18, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2020.

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