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Patchogue is the terminus of frequent service along the Montauk Branch. This station receives off-peak "Scoot" service (sometimes replaced by dedicated Jamaica-bound trains from the yard in Speonk) to and from Babylon roughly hourly. It is a fitting place for service to become less frequent since the stop is 4 miles west of Interlocking Y (a mile east of Sayville Station) where the double-tracking of the Montauk line ends (at MP 50) and becomes a single-track line with passing sidings the rest of the 65 miles out to Montauk. Although the station is major terminus, the station lacks a yard. Speonk Yard, 18 miles further east is the one train yard between the electric Babylon Yard and Montauk Yard. The stop does contain two siding tracks. The longer North Track that is directly across from the station platform and continues across South Ocean Avenue and the much shorter Fence Track that can house about three of the four car trainsets, normally used in scoot service that branches off the North track east of the station. Until 2006 the station was home to a tower where trains received train orders via hooping. This tower was leaning a bit in its later years and referred to by residents as "The Leaning Tower of Patchogue."

For passengers, Patchogue has a single 6-car long side platform along the south side of the main track. The platform is entirely covered by a green canopy structure that is angled away from the track beneath it is a series of maroon colored windscreens. Along the middle of the platform is a "modern" 1963 station house with stone walls and a slightly angled roof. Inside is a small waiting area with modern NYC subway wooden benches and a ticket office open for one morning shift 7 days per week (the waiting room is open till 10:00pm on weekdays but only 1:45pm on weekends). The platform is equidistant between the grade-crossings of Ocean Avenue (to the east) and West Avenue with about 300 feet of distance between each street and an end of the platform. The station's parking lot (run by the village, free for residents, $150 a year or $2 per day for non-residents) extends south from the platform to Division Street with two rows of parking. A central drop off area is in the middle of the platform in front of the station house and also leads to the main exit of the parking lots at Division Street across from the end of Cedar Avenue.
All Photos: 16 August, 2015

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A crowded Summer Sunday Jamaica-bound Express Train that originated in Montauk stops, exceeding the length of the platform
A fading platform sign
The green tickets TVM shelter at street level across from the stone station house
The walkway from the platform to Ocean Avenue
The eastern end of the platform
A Patchogue platform sign beyond the end of the platform
DE30AC #409 and a four car train idol on the siding across from the platform
Two trains are visible in the sidings surrounding the station
DE30AC #405 enters the station leading a 4 car scoot train running 32 minutes late that terminates
Side views of DE30AC #405 and DE30AC #409
Looking down towards the platforms at DE30AC #405 passing DE30AC #409 as it leaves the station to approach the Wall Track
DE30AC #405 approaches Ocean Avenue grade crossing
C3 Cab Car #5320 crosses out of the station into the yard beyond it
Looking down from the Ocean Avenue grade crossing at the station, a crowded platform and a train with DE30AC #409 on a layover on the siding across
A train switches out of the yard to enter service as a 'Scoot' to Babylon
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