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Woodhaven Junction Station site
|Address||Atlantic Avenue and 100th Street,|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||c. 1893(or 1895)|
|Rebuilt||December, 1942, N/A Station Abandoned|
Woodhaven Junction was a station on the Atlantic Branch and Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It should not be confused with the former Woodhaven Station two stops west along the Atlantic Branch. The station was first opened by the LIRR in 1893(although some sources claim it was built in July 1895), and rebuilt in 1942, when the Atlantic Branch was buried underground. The design resembled an Independent Subway station. The tilework is of the same design; the name mosaic reads "Woodhaven". The station was used less and less after 1950, when the Rockaway Beach Branch closed after a trestle on Jamaica Bay between The Raunt and Broad Channel Stations was destroyed by fire. Ridership declined, and fewer trains were scheduled to make the stop. Passengers had to ride buses to the next nearest stations. The elevated station of the Rockaway Beach Branch closed first on June 8, 1962.
The underground station of the Atlantic Branch closed in 1976; it is still visible from passing trains.