Landia station

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Landia
Location South side of Robbins Lane
Syosset, New York
Coordinates 40°47′51.3″N 73°30′54.1″W / 40.797583°N 73.515028°W / 40.797583; -73.515028Coordinates: 40°47′51.3″N 73°30′54.1″W / 40.797583°N 73.515028°W / 40.797583; -73.515028
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
History
Opened 1952
Closed 1973
Services
None (Closed)
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Former services
Hicksville   Port Jefferson Branch   Syosset

Landia station is a closed rail station on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Jefferson Branch in the Locust Grove section of Syosset, New York.

History[edit]

The station was opened on December 15, 1952 for the Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation, which had recently moved from Queens to Syosset. Its purpose was to provide transportation to work for Fairchild employees who still lived in Queens and did not own automobiles. Service to the station was halted on June 26, 1972 as the station did not high-level platforms as the new M1 cars did not have stairs to grade-level.[1] In 1970, ridership at the station consisted of two daily passengers. On October 3, 1973, the station closed permanently.[2][3][4] Reopening the station has been proposed as a solution to the gap problem at Syosset as it is on a straight portion of track compared to the curved section at Syosset.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perlmutter, Emanuel (June 18, 1972). "L.I.R.R. Improving Service on All Lines Under a New Timetable". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Stadler, Derek (September 21, 2014). "Oyster Bay, Mill Neck, and Syosset: The History of Long Island Rail Road Service to Northeastern Nassau County". Derek Stadler. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Keller, David; Lynch, Steven (2005). Revisiting the Long Island Rail Road: 1925-1975. Arcadia Publishing. p. 19. ISBN 9780738538297.
  4. ^ Keller, David D. Morrison, Foreword by David (2013). Long Island Rail Road: Port Jefferson Branch. Arcadia Publishing. p. 31. ISBN 9781467120135.
  5. ^ Nash, Denise (November 17, 2006). "Jacobs Still Pressuring LIRR to Bridge the Gap in Syosset". Syosset-Jericho Tribune. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2007.

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