Rebuilt: 1928, 1935, 1959
Branch(es): West Hempstead.
City Terminal Zone(s): Atlantic Terminal.
Connection(s): NICE Bus (N15, N32).
State: New York
This station is sad. It's very empty, rundown, and not only that, it gets even worse service than Westbury. At least in Westbury, you can wait 15-30 minutes for a train and be on your merry way. In West Hempstead, you miss one train and you're better off walking to your destination. It's that bad. The rest of the West Hempstead branch is horribly neglected, with only one track between Westwood and West Hempstead. That's horrible. Not only that, most of the trains here are shuttle trains to Valley Stream. Only once in a blue moon you will see a train to Jamaica, or even better Atlantic Terminal if you're lucky. Also, you can barely hear the announcements. It's like if you're legally deaf. Seriously, upgrade the speakers or turn up the volume! If you're looking for service, Hempstead station is not very far way from this station. Go there instead. Or Garden City. Anywhere. Hell, take NICE. If you're a Train Enthusiast wanting to one day take a train here, go ahead and experience it. From my experience doing it, arriving to this station is pretty scary, as the train is virtually deserted and the looming sense of the possibility of being trapped in the train car is a really, really bad feeling. I'd suggest riding the first 3 cars or something, so hopefully the train crews know you exist.
I forgot to mention, this station is next to an apartment building. You'd think that people in the apartment building would use the station, right? Wrong. I bet the residents don't know this station exists, or they just use nearby stations like Hempstead, Mineola, or Garden City.
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