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Bellport is an LIRR Station the MTA attempted to close due to low-ridership on March 16, 1998 but failed, instead the bare minimum of a one and half-car long, modern high-level platform was built letting train service continue with the introduction of the high-level platform only multi-level C3s. Today the doors to only one car are opened (generally the first) and the station is the only one left on the entire Montauk Branch to lack a TVM, allowing passengers to pay on board without penalty. Service to the station is also inconsistent with many trains skipping the stop.

The station consists of a modern one and a half-car side platform on the southern side of the main track just east of Station Road with Montauk Highway in clear view and across from the station. There is a second track in the station that is the Bellport Siding, looks underused and lacks a platform. This platform has green fencing, and a single modern waiting shelter with maroon and cream windscreens and a roof that extends slightly over the platform. Inside is the only bench for waiting passengers and when I visited it stank and was filled with trash. The low-level platform was clearly much longer, east beyond the modern platform are two cobra style light poles that illuminate a vacant area used for open storage. One pole has an old black format Bellport Sign.

To leave the platform a staircase at the western end and ramp towards the eastern end lead down to a small 32 space parking lot. The ramp also connects to a path along the tracks to Station Road. This small parking lot has two wide entrance driveways (with one-way signs) out to station Road. On an island between these driveways is a green with gold text wooden sign that says "Welcome to the Bellport Railroad Station, Established 1882." The stop is in the neighborhood of North Bellport, the village center is 1 mile to the south has a sign across from the station for motorists along Montauk Highway.
All Photos: 16 August, 2015

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The conductor closes the doors of C3 #4049, the first car of the train and only car that will open at the tiny platform
A long (many cars deadheading) early Summer Sunday morning Montauk-bound train leaves Bellport
DM30AC #517 brings up the rear of a long Montauk-bound train with two locomotives
DM30AC #517 continues pushing a train out of Bellport
The narrow pedestrian entrance
The Welcome to the Bellport Railroad Station Established 1882 sign
The Welcome to the Bellport Railroad Station Established 1882 sign
View from the grade-crossing down to the platform
The tiny Bellport platform viewed across from Station Road's grade-crossing
The walkway entrance leads straight to the ramp after the ADA parking spaces
For having only 32 parking spaces the station has two wide entrances with one-way signs
Across from the two uni-directional driveways into the Bellport Station that form a turn-around loop
Striping for vehicle directions across from the Bellport Station entrance
Sign across from the station to Visit and Shop in Historic Bellport Village one mile away (south of the station)
A few passengers wait on the platform for a Sunday morning New York-bound train
DM30AC #513 leads an 8 car with two locomotives Jamaica-bound train on a Summer Sunday
DM30AC #513 crosses the grade-crossing into the station
The C3s come to a stop
The long train blocks the grade-crossing as it does it's station work
DM30AC #522 is the rear locomotive of a long Jamaica-bound train
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