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For the former LIRR station at Mott Avenue, now a subway station, see Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue (IND Rockaway Line).

Far Rockaway is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York, United States. The station is located at Nameoke Street and Redfern Avenue, and is 23.0 miles (37 km) from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

As the Far Rockaway Branch loops back through Nassau County, this station is not eligible for the CityTicket program.

HistoryEdit

The Far Rockaway Branch had originally been part of a loop that traveled along the existing route, continuing through the Rockaway Peninsula and heading on a trestle across Jamaica Bay through Queens where it reconnected with other branches. Frequent fires and maintenance problems led the LIRR to abandon the Queens portion of the route, which was acquired by the city to become the IND Rockaway Line, with service provided by the A train. The line was divided with the portions from Mott Avenue becoming part of the subway system and the Far Rockaway station becoming the terminus of the LIRR branch.[1]

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