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A guide to the LIRR’s Montauk Branch

Everything you need to know

The Montauk LIRR Station
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The beloved Long Island Railroad operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the entire length of the calendar year. There are seven railroad stations in the Hamptons, including Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton East Hampton Amagansett, and Montauk.


The Montauk Branch

The Montauk Branch is the train line that runs through the course of the Hamptons, starting westbound in Montauk and going all the way to Penn Station. If one were to take the line from start to finish, it would take about three hours, but depending on transfers at Jamaica, it could take up to four and a half hours.

On weekdays, the train operates from Montauk seven times a day, which will increase to eight after October 6.


Montauk

The Montauk train station is the easternmost railroad station on Long Island, located on Edgemere Street and Fort Pond Road. The original Montauk train station was built in 1895, but was torn down in 1907 and wasn’t rebuilt for another 20 years. The United States Navy then confiscated the property so that they could use the land as a sea plane base, and moved the station yet again. The current station was built in 1942.

Parking

Yes. There are also spaces to park bikes and disabled access.

Bathrooms

The former building, now the Depot Art Gallery, has bathrooms.

Food

Food is not available at the station, but there are some local spots nearby. Duryea’s Lobster Deck, the Surf Lodge, Arbor, Le Fine Italian American Restaurant, and Tre Bella are all located about a half-mile from the station.


Amagansett

Opened in 1895, the Amagansett station was burned down in 1909, reportedly by a LIRR employee. It was then rebuilt in 1910, and was even used by Nazi saboteurs in a failed mission known as Operation Pastorius in 1942. The platform at Amagansett is only large enough for one and a half train cars.

Parking

Yes. There are also spaces to park bikes and disabled access.

Bathrooms

No.

Food

Food is not available at the station. The Amagansett Farmers Market is located about a quarter-mile from the train station.


East Hampton

Built in 1895, the original station house is still standing at East Hampton. As of June 2, 2000, it has been on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parking

Yes. There is also a bike rack and disabled access.

Bathrooms

Yes.

Food

There is no food available at the station. Mary’s Marvelous and Villa Italian Specialties are located across the street.


Bridgehampton

Opened in 1870, the original Bridgehampton station was burned in July of 1884 but was replaced the same year. Originally, the station served the Sag Harbor Branch (which was shut down in 1939), but began serving the Montauk Branch in 1895.

Parking

Yes. There are also spaces to park bikes and disabled access.

Bathrooms

No.

Food

There is no food available at the station. A coffee shop, Java Nation, is located a quick walk away on Maple Lane. Shops on Montauk Highway are just under a mile away, including Panera Bread, Dunkin Donuts, and a Golden Pear.


Southampton

The Southampton station was first opened in 1871, then rebuilt in 1902. As of 1986, the station has been on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parking

Yes. There are also spaces to park bikes and disabled access.

Bathrooms

Yes.

Food

There is no food available at the station. Social Club, Jue Lan Club, and 230 Elm are all located across the street, but for a quick bite, the closest place to eat would be in the village, located about a half-mile away.


Hampton Bays

Like the Bridgehampton station, the Hampton Bays station was originally built to service the once-operating Sag Harbor Branch in 1869, at which point it was known as Good Ground. It was renamed in 1922. The station was burned in 1873 and reopened in 1873. There was once a station house, but it was closed in 1958. Now, the station has a shelter on the platform.

Parking

Yes. There are also spaces to park bikes and disabled access.

Bathrooms

No.

Food

There is no food available at the station, however it’s located close to Montauk Highway, which has a Tony’s Fusion Express, a couple pizza places, and multiple delis.


Westhampton

Originally built as part of the Sag Harbor Branch, the Westhampton station was built in 1870 and burned down in 1986. It was rebuilt by 2000.

Parking

Yes. There is also disabled access.

Bathrooms

No.

Food

There is no food available at the station. There are places to eat on Montauk Highway, located less than a mile away.

Surf Lodge

183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954 631 668 2632 Visit Website

Java Nation

78 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 631 725 0500 Visit Website

Sag Harbor

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East Hampton

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Amagansett Farmers Market

367 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930 Visit Website

Montauk Highway

Montauk Highway, , NY

The Hamptons

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Fort Pond

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