Modern History: Celebrating Stony Brook Station

Stony Brook Station

The North Shore of Long Island is filled with history across its many towns, villages and enclaves. One special bit, tucked in the hamlet of Stony Brook, is our lovely Stony Brook Station.

Built in 1917, at the end of World War I, the small wooden cottage, has undergone an extensive renovation. We modernized the structure inside and out, but made an extra special effort to preserve its early-20th century aesthetic and feel, right down to the brick plaza.

Stony Brook Station

We updated the building’s interior and exterior, upgraded the sidewalk outside the station, and added customer amenities like USB charging stations, improved wayfinding signage, information displays, new benches and free public Wi-Fi.

Stony Brook Station

To enhance security, we installed new lighting and CCTV security cameras in shelter sheds on the platforms.

Stony Brook Station, located along our Port Jefferson Branch, serves about 2,330 customers each weekday. The station’s history goes back even further than the first station house, when the stop was first established in 1873. High level platforms were added about 100 years later in 1985.

The photo below shows the station house the year it was built in 1917.

Stony Brook Station

The LIRR has provided these enhancements to Stony Brook Station as part of an expansive program of station and infrastructure improvements to support the economic development of Long Island. For more information and photos, please visit the Stony Brook Station Enhancement project page on AModernLI.com.