Little Neck

Little Neck is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch in the Little Neck section of Queens, the last station in the branch in New York City. The station is at Little Neck Parkway and 39th Road, about half a mile (800 m) north of Northern Boulevard, and is 14.5 miles (23.3 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The station house is unusual for this line in standing on the south (eastbound) side. The station is part of the CityTicket program and is in Zone 3.

Little Neck Parkway at the west end of the station crosses the line at the only at-grade railroad crossing on the Port Washington Branch, and one of the last ones remaining in New York City It is also the only "quiet" grade crossing in the LIRR system. Trains do not need to blow their horns here, because trains are coming to a complete stop here, and Little Neck Parkway is not a high-traffic road, although it is still regarded as the most dangerous crossing in the city, as the other crossings rarely or never receive service and if so, usually only with freight trains late in the night (such as on the Montauk Branch west of Jamaica Station towards Long Island City, where the line is non-electrified).

A pedestrian overpass at mid-platform links the eastbound and westbound platforms. The original station house was built in 1870 by the Flushing and North Side Railroad, and is one of only two built by the F&NS along the Port Washington Branch. It was replaced by the Long Island City and Flushing Railroad in 1890 with a second station house. The former F&NS depot is now located on a local street off Northern Boulevard.

Platforms and tracks

The station has two high-level side platforms each 10 cars long. The north platform next to Track 1 is generally used by westbound or Manhattan-bound trains. The south platform next to Track 2 is generally used by eastbound or Nassau County-bound trains. The branch has two tracks here.