Basic Info

Opened: 1837

Rebuilt: 1872, 1883, 2001, 2007

Branch(es): Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay.

City Terminal Zone(s): Atlantic Terminal, Long Island City, & Penn Station.

Connection(s): NICE Bus (N22, N22X, N23, N24, N40/41)

State: New York


 Notes

Another one of my favorite stations, it opened in 1837, and was rebuilt a bunch of times. I don't feel bothered to write more about the history about this station, since I would be in my room all day typing and developing severe medical complications. So I have provided links below so you can learn more.

This station is near NYU Winthrop Hospital, which is convenient for when you get stabbed on Platform A and thus require immediate medical attention, which is nice. This station also has a bus hub serviced by the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus. Like Huntington and a bunch other stations, it has a Convenience Store near the station, perfect for 12AM munchies. But, just in case you don't want to rely on sustinence alone, you can also go to a bunch of restaurants in the area. I'd personally avoid the Waiting Room because there's some homeless people/straphangers lurking around and they all smell like Olive Oil and Cigarrettes, but if you need heat, try your best to ignore the homeless problem, because there is another Waiting Area with zero heat, on Platform B. Or, just brave the cold, I guess.

NOTE! As of 06/30/2020, The Third Track Project has reached Mineola. As a result of the construction, the shelter ("the waiting room with no heat" as previously mentioned) has been demolished. Also, certain parts of the platforms have closed. Stay tuned as I cover the Third Track Project at Mineola to the best of my ability.


 Photos

Photo(s) taken on 07/12/2020

They're starting to demolish the old bridge. Sad!
A view of the Mineola Intermodal Center and a Bombardier M7 en route to Penn Station.

Photo(s) taken on 06/25/2020

As you can see, that is a poster campaigning for the preservation of Nassau Tower. Unfortunately, I don't think the message got anywhere.
That is the shelter being demolished.
Another angle of the shelter being demolished.
This is a picture that I took when I came back from Huntington. Rest In Peace Shelter.

Photo(s) taken on 06/17/2020

As you can see, during this time, most of Platform B has been closed off.
As you can see, there's a red bridge as well as the "waiting room with no heat" on the right. I like to call the bridge "ol' reliable" or a non-boring name like "rickety bastard."

Photo(s) taken on 06/01/2020

This is Nassau Tower. A former communications center of sorts. This will be demolished to make room for the third track project.
Taken 06/01/2020. This is a still shot of one of my railfanning videos. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7wVnYNBkes)

Photo(s) taken on 05/09/2020

This was shortly before temporary platforms were added.
This was also shortly before temporary platforms were added.

Photo(s) taken on 02/15/2020

Beautiful Sunset, albeit gloomy skies.

Photo(s) taken on 01/25/2020

If you couldn't tell, that's a Bomardier M7.

Source(s):

Wikipedia,

trainsarefun.com.


This page was last updated on 07/12/2020.


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