Hempstead Station, on the Hempstead Branch, serves approximately 2400 customers each weekday. Originally built in 1872 by the Central Rail Road of Long Island, the station was demolished and replaced with a new building in 1913 – this new building was remodeled in 1962 after a fire. Between 1998 and 2000 the remodeled station building was demolished and replaced with a new terminal building.
Construction of a new safety ornamental fence at Hempstead Station began in March 2018 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019. Approximately 650 linear feet of new ornamental fence is being installed along the west side of the parking lot from the station platform, and energy-efficient LED lighting will be installed in the vicinity and on the station platform.