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East New York (LIRR station)

East New York (LIRR station)

New York (NY), 11233, United States

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Description East New York is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch in East New York, Brooklyn, where that branch passes through the historic Jamaica Pass. It is generally served by the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, and West Hempstead Branches of the LIRR.Station layoutThis station is located at ground level, in the median of Atlantic Avenue, and underneath the elevated main lanes of Atlantic Avenue, with one eight-car side platform on either side of the two-track line. The north platform next to Track 1 is generally used by westbound or Atlantic Terminal-bound trains. The south platform next to Track 2 is generally used by eastbound or Long Island-bound trains. A closed ticket office is in the underpass connecting the two platforms. It has a staircase going up to the western triangular corner of East New York and Atlantic Avenues and another one going up to the northwest corner of Van Sinderen and Atlantic Avenues.This part of the Atlantic Branch is fully grade-separated, and goes down into a tunnel on each side of the station, allowing the Atlantic Avenue main lanes to return to the surface. The only crossings of Atlantic Avenue here are the freight tunnel on the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch, a tunnel carrying East New York Avenue diagonally under the area, and elevated BMT Canarsie Line – and formerly the BMT Fulton Street Line – which passes over Atlantic Avenue. The Atlantic Avenue elevated New York City Subway station lies along this line, directly over this station.