Saint Albans is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch located in the St. Albans neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located at Linden Boulevard and Montauk Place (named for the railroad right-of-way). The station has an island platform between the two tracks. The station has had a recent renovation, including new lighting and new waiting benches. The platform can hold only the front most six cars on a train. A secondary exit at the south end leads to the midblock of Montauk Place.Service
The station is listed on timetables and maps as being served by West Hempstead Branch trains, but most service is provided by Babylon Branch trains. West Hempstead Branch trains only serve the station on weekday mornings (which are westbound trains), while hourly Babylon Branch trains serve it daily from about 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM during off peak periods. Babylon Branch trains also serve the station bihourly on weekends. The station sees no late night service.
The station is within Zone 3 and is within the boundaries of the CityTicket program.History
In 1872 the Long Island Rail Road Cedarhurst Cut-off was built through the area, but no stop appears on the first timetables. Saint Albans Station was built on July 1, 1898 and originally appeared on maps with the name of Locust Avenue (the same name as the station at the other end of what is now called Baisley Boulevard). The station was razed in 1935 as part of a grade elimination project. The current elevated structure was opened either on October 22 or October 23, 1935.Platform and tracks
This station has one six-car-long high-level platform between the two tracks.