History[ edit ] Huntington station opened on January 13, , amidst a great deal of controversy between the people of Huntington and Oliver Charlick over the right-of-way and station location which the people wanted directly within Huntington Village , specifically at Main Street and New York Avenue. One reason for this was that it also served as the southern terminus of the Huntington Trolley Spur between and The trolley was electrified on June 17, , and extended towards Melville , Farmingdale , and Amityville in The grade crossing at New York Avenue was eliminated between and , which also required the relocation of the original station building, which was located south of the present structure. The current station building was built in and was renovated by the Long Island Rail Road for its centennial. The first parking garage was constructed on the south side of the station in the s.
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History[ edit ] The original Westbury station was the J. Kelsey General Store. The station was closed between June and September of the same year, briefly replaced by the nearby Carle Place station.
Kelsey Branch Store served as the depot. The third station was built in , and was electrified in October , along with the rest of the Port Jefferson Branch between Mineola and Huntington Stations. The collision caused extensive damage to both the Westbound platform easternmost two car lengths , and LIRR M7 train car , killing the 3 occupants of the truck, and causing a few power poles to be replaced.
The station is located next to a bridge over Post Avenue that had an footinch 3. The bridge was hit by between five and nine high trucks per year between and , causing numerous train delays in both directions. Despite the fact that the previous bridge was years old, it was still considered to be in good condition.
However, the bridge had to be replaced in preparation for the LIRR third track project; the new span had a foot 4. Both platforms would be replaced, and Platform B will be relocated. Canopies, benches, signage, and security cameras will be installed. The station, which is already compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of , would be made more accessible via the installation of elevators and ramps, as well as a new overpass.
Amenities such as Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, artwork, and digital information displays would be included in the renovation. During rush hours, trains will stop at both platforms in the peak direction, though this service pattern is expected to change with the addition of a third track.
Huntington/Port Jefferson LIRR Branch Service To Be Reduced
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