The Oyster Bay Branch is a rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. The branch splits from the Main Line just east of Mineola station, and runs north and east to Oyster Bay.[2]


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[edit] HistoryEdit

The first phase of what is now known as the Oyster Bay Branch opened in 23 January 1865 as a branch of the Long Island Rail Road to Glen Head known as the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road.[3] Two years later the railway was extended to Glen Cove[4] and on 19 April 1869 the line was extended further to Locust Valley.[5] Locust Valley acted as the terminus for the line for two decades until a final extension added four miles of rail to its current end at Oyster Bay. One of the reasons for building to Oyster Bay was to create a connection to New England. A large pier, now owned by the Flowers Oyster Company, was built to facilitate the loading of passenger cars onto a ferry. Service lasted only a few short years as overland service from New York to Boston, once thought impossible, was commenced.

Until 1928, a direct connection to the West Hempstead Branch existed just east of Mineola station. This spur crossed the Main Line, then terminated at the end of a wye at what was often called the Garden City Branch. From then, until passenger service was abandoned along this branch, passengers would transfer between the two lines at Mineola Station itself.[6][7]

[edit] StationsEdit






to Penn Station

For continuing service to Jamaica and points west, see Port Jefferson Branch
Mineola [1]Front Street and Mineola Boulevard. Mineola [1] 20.5 (33.0) Transfer to Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branch Line trains

Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N22, N23, N24, N40, N41, N78, N79

East Williston [2]Hillside Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, East Williston [2] 21.8 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N22A, N27 Terminus of electrification. One electric train services this station each weekday.
Albertson [3]I.U. Willets Road and Albertson Avenue, Albertson [3] 22.7 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N27
Roslyn [4]Lincoln Avenue and Railroad Avenue, Roslyn [4] 24.2 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N23, N27, N28
North Roslyn

East Hills

Originally named Wheatley Hills from 1898-1901.

Closed 1924 Was located near where the current Pall Corp Headquarters is situated on Northern Boulevard (NY 25A)

Greenvale [5]Off Helen Street, between Glen Cove Avenue and Glen Cove Road, Greenvale [5] 26.2 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N27
Glen Head [6]Glen Head Road and School Street, Glen Head [6] 27.4 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N27
Sea Cliff [7]Sea Cliff Avenue, east of Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove [7] 28.7 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N27
Glen Street [8]Cedar Swamp Road (Glen Street) and Elm Avenue, Glen Cove [8] 29.3 Bus (MTA Long Island Bus): N21, N27

1.5 car platform

Glen Cove [9]Duck Pond Road and Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove [9] 29.8
Locust Valley [10]Birch Hill Road and Elm Street, Locust Valley [10] 31.0 Line becomes single-tracked east of station
Mill Neck

Mill Neck

closed March 16, 1998
Oyster Bay [11]Off Maxwell Avenue, between Shore and Larabee Avenues, Oyster Bay [11] 35.0

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