• Mastic Razed Date? Station Stop?

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by nyandw
The Mastic raze occurred between June 2nd and June 8th. The nice link provided is for Mastic-Shirley Station location, not the Mastic Station raze location in question.
  by gamer4616
The Mastic-Shirley station building dates back to July 15th, 1960. The station building has been razed and a new pavilion is being constructed in its place. I have only seen the building open once in the past 20 years. It was opened as a waiting room during the Metro New York Balloon & Music Festival held in Shirley in August 2007. Outside of that, the building was never open, and a ticket clerk hasn't been there since I believe the 1980's (which was Monday only if I remember right).

The original station approx 1.3 miles east was known as Mastic (originally Forge 1882-1893). The Mastic stop was moved 1.3 miles west and renamed Mastic-Shirley in July 1960. The original station building was razed August 1960 and this location is currently used as a parking lot for the Mastic Fire Dept.
  by nyandw
gamer4616: Thank you for clarifying the raze location for me, and perhaps others. Now we need to find out the date for Station History documentation purposes. Best, Steve
  by R36 Combine Coach
It did resemble West Hempstead (from 1959).
  by edflyerssn007
Wish I could get you a better date, but they took it down in about a week or so and that was it. The station isn't being closed or moved but being upgraded *slightly*
  by MattAmity90
The station is receiving the following:

1.) New platform.
2.) Improvement to ramps to improve its ADA compliance.
3.) New bike racks.
4.) Improved lighting and signs.
5.) An MTA LIRR information and help totem.