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Amityville is the westernmost station of the Babylon-Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Suffolk County, New York. It is located on John Street in Amityville, New York, but the official description of its location isn't as precise. The MTA describes the station as being located on John Street between Sunrise Highway (NY 27) and NY 27A west of NY 110. John Street is located between Sterling Place and West Oak Street (Old Sunrise Highway, NY Ref 900D).


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[edit] HistoryEdit

Amityville Station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch trains that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th century. It was originally built in 1868 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island, then replaced by a brick station in 1889. From 1890 to 1913, it included a bridge over the trakcs for the Huntington Railroad trolley line. The station was completely demolished in 1964 and in 1968 another temporary station building was opened along with hi-level side platforms for the grade crossing elimination that were demolished in 1973, as were it's sister stations Copiague and Lindenhurst. The elevated structure was opened on August 7, 1973. The 1868 station has been a private residence since it was replaced.

[edit] Platform and track configurationEdit

This station has one 10-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions. The rail line has two tracks at this location.

[edit] Bus ConnectionsEdit

MTA Long Island Bus

  • N54: Hempstead-Amityville

Suffolk County Transit

  • S1: Amityville-Halesite
  • S20: Westfield Sunrise-Babylon
  • S33: Westfield Sunrise-Hauppauge
  • 1A: Amityville Loop

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