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Oceanside is an intermediate stop on the Long Beach Branch that had an opened ticket office (for one shift during weekday mornings) until it was closed starting Wednesday, August 19, 2009, the waiting room remains open. The station has two high-level side platforms for the two track line that can accommodate only 8 cars (trains on the Long Beach Branch are up to 10) and have the normal 1970s design and run between the grade crossings of Anchor Avenue (northern end) and Weidner Avenue that provide the only ways to cross between the platforms. The station house is a small single story building last rebuilt in 2002 that looks like a modular home. It is at the same level as and is in the middle of the New York-bound platform. It has grey walls with a purple gabled roof and purple trim. The roof has an overhang on all four sides providing cover for passengers entering and leaving the building. The windows have purple decorative shutters. Modern but trying to look historic gold signs say Oceanside on a couple sides. The railings near the station house have also been painted purple. Inside are restrooms, the sealed former ticket window (now a white wall) and some wooden subway-style benches. There are two doors into the station house, one out the platform and one out to the street, the doors out to the street immediately lead down to a tiny porch and two staircases down to the platform out of the station house. The stations only TVMs are situated on the platform, directly outside the station house. The rest of the New York-bound platform is along a large parking lot except towards its northern end where it becomes a driveway. There are a few staircases down to this parking lot but the one ADA ramp is at the southern end of the platform.

The Long Beach-bound platform is simple with a single disgusting grey plexiglass walled shelter for waiting passengers and entrances only at each end of the platform, only stairs at the northern end and a ramp and staircase at the southern end. Along the Long Beach-bound platform, across Weidner Avenue from the southern end of the station is a secondary parking lot.
Photos 1-8 taken on 7 September, 2005, 9-58 on 1 March, 2013

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M7 #7739 bound for Long Beach leaves Oceanside
A platform railing sign at Oceanside
Looking across to the New York-bound platform at Oceanside.
Looking down the tracks at a grade crossing at Oceanside
The station house at Oceanside, the ticket office is still open during the AM peak.
Looking across to the parking lot at Oceanside
M1 #9099 bound for New York enters Oceanside
The northern grade crossing
The end of the platforms at the grade crossing
On the Long Beach-bound platform
Platform view of the station house at the same level as the platform
The TVM beneath the eve of the station house
The nasty scratched shelters that need to be replaced at this station
One end of one of the nasty shelters
Close up of the walls of the scratched shelter
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