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Lakeview is a station on the single track electric Hempstead line and the stop has a single 4 car platform to the northeast of the tracks barely nestled in between two grade crossings of Woodfield Road and Eagle Avenue forming a triangle with those two streets. There is no possible way for the platform to be longer and all trains must block one of the grade crossings as they stop in the station (6 cars is the standard length for shuttle trains due to third rail gap). The stop is named for the village of Lakeview that is alongside Hempstead Lake a bit west of the station. The platform is mainly on the backside of some simple village shops, although towards the southern end there are a few parking spaces, it is at this end of the platform where a staircase and ADA ramp provide access to it. The parking map on the LIRR's website says there is parking on Woodfield Road north of the Eagle Ave intersection. It has a red railing, and a small enclosed windscreen area in the middle of the platform whose canopy extends a bit on either of its sides, the TVMs are tucked beneath it. At the northern there is a single staircase (from the side of the platform, just before it ends since a train barely fits on it) down to Eagle Avenue.
All photos in this section taken on 4 January, 2011

Approaching the station from a nearby grade crossing
A staircase at the northern end of the platform right alongside Eagle Avenue's crossing
Looking down the entire platform from the little sign at one end
A bench outdoor but beneath a canopy
Station name sign
An Empty customer information center
Inside of the sheltered waiting area
The southern end of the platform is also right alongside a grade crossing
A corssing gate is right alongside the platform
The extremely limited parkingOnly staircase up to Hempstead-bound platform
On the ramp
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