Exploring the LIRR's Abandoned Underground Woodhaven Station

The Long Island Railroad doesn’t have quite as many abandoned stations as the City’s subway system, but there still are a couple. One of such is the old Woodhaven station in Queens.

In 1942, the new underground Woodhaven station opened. This station featured a transfer upstairs to the Rockaway Branch LIRR Woodhaven station. As Joe Brennan explains (this photo is taken from his page and originally was published by Art Huneke) after LIRR service to the Rockaways ended in 1950 after the Jamaica Bay trestle burned down, service to the station became more and more infrequent, and the underground Woodhaven station was closed in 1976.

Check out the full article for more history and photos of the abandoned Woodhaven LIRR station.

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