Richmond Hill Station was a station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in the Richmond Hill section of the borough of Queens, in New York City. The station was located at Myrtle Avenue and Jamaica Avenue.

[edit] HistoryEdit

[1][2]Richmond Hill station on an 1891 mapRichmond Hill Station was originally built by the South Side Railroad of Long Island in 1868 as Clarenceville Station, which is not to be confused with the LIRR Clarenceville Station on the Atlantic Branch. The name was changed to Richmond Hill in November 1871. It had two tracks with a station house on one side and an enclosed wooden shelter on the other. The original building survived until a grade crossing elimination project replaced it with an elevated structure in 1923.[1]

The station was closed on March 16, 1998, along with Glendale, Penny Bridge, Haberman, Fresh Pond, Center Moriches, Quogue, Southampton Campus, Mill Neck, and Holtsville stations due to low ridership.[2] The elevated station and platform remain, though access via the staircase is gated off.