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Islip Station is a railroad station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located off of NY 111(Islip Avenue) and Nassau Avenue, north of Suffolk CR 50 (Union Boulevard), and south of Moffitt Boulevard in Islip, New York, but the official description of its location isn't as precise. The MTA describes the station as being located at the same address, but also between Sunrise Highway (NY 27) and NY 27A, and does not include Nassau Avenue. Full Service and Daily Ticket Machines are located against the north side of the station building.




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[edit] HistoryEdit

Islip Station was originally built as a South Side Railroad of Long Island Depot in 1868. A second depot was built in 1881, then razed in 1963. A third depot was built the same year, and remodeled in 1997. High-level sheltered platforms exist on both sides of the tracks, including one across from the station for eastbound-going commuters. At the west end of these platforms is an at-grade pedestrian crossing with signals but no gates. This crossing is in line with where Williams Avenue used to cross the tracks and intersect with Nassau Avenue. Though the station is neither listed under the National Register of Historic Places, nor a New York State Historic Landmark, it is considered a landmark by the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet.

[edit] Islip Centre StationEdit

West of Islip Station, the South Side Railroad of Long Island (SSRRLI), once had an additional station called Islip Centre Station. It is believed to have catered to members of the Olympic Boat Club. Privately owned stations were not uncommon along the SSRRLI in the 19th Century. Islip Centre Station was abandoned around May 1870.[1]

[edit] Platform and track configurationEdit

This station has two offset high-level side platforms each four cars long. The north platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by westbound trains. The south platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound trains. The Montauk Branch has two tracks at this location.

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