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Far Rockaway(sometimes referred to as Far Rockaway--Nameoke Street) is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York, United States. The station is located at Nameoke Street and Redfern Avenue, and is 23.0 miles (37 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, and mean travel time is 56 minutes, although most off - peak trains require a transfer for service to Penn Station.

As the Far Rockaway Branch loops back through Nassau County and is in zone 4, this station is not eligible for the CityTicket program.


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[hide]*1 Platform and track configuration

[edit] Platform and track configurationEdit

This station has one 10-car-long high-level island platform. The Far Rockaway Branch has two tracks at this location.

[edit] HistoryEdit

The Far Rockaway Branch had originally been part of a loop that traveled along the existing route, continuing through the Rockaway Peninsula and heading on a trestle across Jamaica Bay through Queens where it reconnected with other branches. Frequent fires and maintenance problems led the LIRR to abandon the Queens portion of the route, which was acquired by the city to become the IND Rockaway Line, with service provided by the A train. The line was divided with the portions from Mott Avenue becoming part of the subway system on January 16, 1958, and the current Far Rockaway station becoming not only the terminus of the LIRR branch on February 21, 1958,[2] but the newest station on the branch.

[edit] Bus & Rail ConnectionsEdit

New York City Subway

MTA Long Island Bus

  • N31: Far Rockaway-Hempstead
  • N32: Far Rockaway-Hempstead
  • N33: Far Rockaway-Long Beach[3]

MTA Bus

  • Q22: Roxbury-Far Rockaway Subway Station.
  • Q113: Far Rockaway-Jamaica[3]

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