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Bellmore is a station along the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located on the north side of Sunrise Highway and Bedford Avenue in Bellmore, New York, however the actual land held by the station spans west of Center Avenue and east of Bellmore Avenue.


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[hide]*1 History

[edit] HistoryEdit

Bellmore Station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island in October 1869. Another station was built some time in the early-20th Century. Like so many stations along the Babylon Branch, it was one of many that were elevated throughout Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties during the 1950s and 1960s, in this case on February 18, 1968. Like Merrick Station, a temporary station was installed here on December 4, 1970, but the elevated station wasn't opened until June 28, 1975.

[edit] The station todayEdit

The sheltered shed that once served as an earlier station is preserved and located in the parking lot. Sometimes a Bi-level Train will stop at this station to drop off passengers that are coming from Penn Station on certain holidays, like Thanksgiving. Every October this Station like Merrick Station plays host to a Street Festival/Fair courtesy of Bellmore Chamber of Commerce

[edit] Platform and track configurationEdit

This station has one 14-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions. The rail line has two tracks at this location.

[edit] MTA Long Island Bus ConnectionsEdit

  • N45: Bellmore-Roosevelt Field (Mondays-Saturdays only)
  • N46: Bellmore-Hempstead (weekdays only)
  • N50: Bellmore-Hicksville (weekdays only)

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