Abandoned Stations

(I need help with dates on these)

Hempstead Branch

Union Hall St. - evidence still exists about 1/4 mile east of Jamaica - the north (westbound) platform is clearly visible, as are the supports for the south platform. When the present Jamaica station was built at Sutphin Blvd. in 1913, the residents of the area insisted that this station be built at the site of the former Jamaica Station, which was much closer to the "center of town" back then. In its later years, the few passengers that used this station probably shopped, or worked at, the department stores in the area, such as Gertz. Closed 1976.

Hillside (not the current Hillside Facility station for LIRR employees only, but the one slightly west, right where the Babylon/Montauk line branches off from the Main Line). Evidence of the platforms still exists. The station building is still standing and is used for some sort of business with an enclosed parking lot. I wonder if the owner knows the history of the building? Closed 1966.

Bellaire. - Evidence of the supports for the old platforms, which were finally removed around 1990, still exists. Slightly west of where the ROW crosses Hempstead Ave./Tpke. Closed 1972.

See the Hempstead Branch Stations page for old pictures of these station.


Babylon and Montauk (Point) Branches

Springfield Gardens - The only evidence is the wide space between the tracks where the center platform was.

Bayport - closed 1980's

Blue Point - closed 1980's

Center Moriches - closed March 16, 1998 (thanks to Bill S. for the date)

Quogue - closed 1990's

Southampton College - closed 1990's

Central Branch

South Farmingdale (thanks to Guy M. for this one)

Greenport Branch





Port Jefferson Branch

Landia (thanks to several people who pointed this one out)



Oyster Bay Branch

Mill Neck Closed March 16, 1998 (thanks to Bill S. for the date)

Long Island City - all abandoned March 16, 1998.

Richmond Hill


Fresh Pond


Penny Bridge

Port Washington Branch

Elmhurst - Closed 1985.

Corona - Closed 1963.

Ronkonkoma Branch




Atlantic Ave. Branch

Woodhaven - Closed 1/10/1977.

Rockaway Beach Branch - The following stations saw their last service on June 8, 1962

Rego Park


Brooklyn Manor

Woodhaven Junction

Ozone Park

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