Basic Info

Opened: 1877

Renovated: 1907, 2008-2010.

Branch(es): Primarily Hempstead, West Hempstead, and Far Rockaway.

Connection(s): NYC Subway 2 3 4 5 B D N Q R, NYCT Bus (B41, B45, B63, B65, B67, B103).

State: New York


Originally under the name "Flatbush Avenue", Atlantic Terminal is the primary terminal for Hempstead, West Hempstead, and Far Rockaway trains. It also has the occasional Jamaica shuttle as well as service to some other LIRR destinations (Babylon, Long Beach, Ronkonkoma, & Huntington). Only electric trains stop here, as diesel trains do not fit into the tunnels leading into this station.

It was originally built in 1877 as an old late 1800's looking building, renovated in 1907, demolished in 1988, and ultimately rebuilt and renovated from 2008-2010. I'm glad the old building was demolished. Why? Well, this is my second favorite station on the LIRR. I love the underground part as it gives me AirTrain JFK vibes as well as a little bit of a 2000's MTA Architecture vibe. Even though this station has it's features which make it beautiful, like the skylight, the tile, as well as the 2000's MTA architecture, it can't top Jamaica.


Photo(s) taken on 06/29/2020

Here's the end of the platform. There's some excess platform that could be used for boarding, but for some reason it's used for storage.
This is the train I took to come here. A Bombardier M7. My favorite train of all time, but I have some criticisms about it. I don't care. M7 Gang for life.
You can observe the curve on this track. If I remember correctly, this is Track 1.
This is one of many "Flatbush Avenue" signs. "Flatbush Avenue" was the former name of this terminal.
This is one of 6 bumper blocks at the end of the track.
This is one of the entrances to the tracks. All of the track entrances are basically like this. In this instance, this is the entrance to Track 3 and 4.
This is a Bombardier M7 on Track 6. On January 4th, 2017, a major derailment happened on this track, killing 0 and injuring 100.
This is the bumper block on Track 6. Looks like nothing happened. The TA did a nice job repairing this.
Jan. 4, 2017 Derailment. (NOT MY PHOTO) This image was grabbed from ABC7
This is a nice view of an M7 on Track 3. Atlantic Terminal offers many nice views of Trains.
This is the sign directing you to the subway. When you come out of the LIRR tracks onto the main concourse, the subway is to the left.

Photo(s) taken on 06/19/2020 (R.I.P Etika)

Track 3 of Atlantic Terminal.
The Skylight.
Basically the front of the building.
A view of the Main Concourse. It's very nice.
The main departure board at Atlantic Terminal. You will also find this at New York's Penn Station
Two Bombardier M7's parked at the end of the track.
One of the 'Atlantic Terminal' signs. There are some signs in the terminal that have the old 'Flatbush Avenue' name.


Jeremiah Cox,


This page was last updated on 08/22/2020.

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