Garden City is one of five Long Island Rail Road stations that serves the Village of Garden City. It is on the Hempstead Branch and is located at 7th Street between Hilton and Cathedral Avenues, directly across the street from the illustrious Garden City Hotel. It is one of the few Long Island Railroad stations with two station houses. Garden City Station was originally built in 1872 by the Central Railroad of Long Island, then rebuilt in 1898 by the LIRR. A pedestrian tunnel was added in 1915[1], and a major restoration project took place in the early-21st Century.

Besides standing in the shadow of the Garden City Hotel, Garden City Station is also located next to the Garden City Public Library. The station has residential parking on both sides of the tracks on 6th and 7th Streets, as well as unrestricted free parking at nearby Stewart Avenue between Hilton & Franklin Avenues, and free parking during off-peak hours along 6th Street near Cathedral Avenue.


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[edit] Platform and track configurationEdit

This station has two high-level side platforms each 10 cars long. The north platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by westbound or New York City-bound trains. The south platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Hempstead-bound trains. The Hempstead Branch has two tracks at this location.

[edit] MTA Long Island Bus ConnectionsEdit

  • N40: Freeport-Mineola.
  • N41: Freeport-Mineola.