Oakwood Heights station

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 Oakwood Heights
 
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-2016-2017.svg Staten Island Railway station
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Exterior of Oakwood Heights SIR Station
Station statistics
Address Guyon Avenue & South Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Borough Staten Island
Locale Oakwood
Coordinates 40°33′53″N 74°07′37″W / 40.5647°N 74.1269°W / 40.5647; -74.1269Coordinates: 40°33′53″N 74°07′37″W / 40.5647°N 74.1269°W / 40.5647; -74.1269
Services Local All times (All times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: S57
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 23, 1860[1]
Station code 511[2]
Former/other names Richmond
Court House
Oakwood
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line

Oakwood Heights is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Oakwood, Staten Island, New York.

History

The station prior to its insertion into an open cut.

The station opened as Richmond on April 23, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Vanderbilt's Landing to Eltingville.[1][3] The station was named Richmond[4][better source needed] as the station was on the border between Richmond and Oakwood. Afterwards, sometime around 1885 the station was renamed Court House.[5] The station was a flag stop.[6] The station was later renamed Oakwood,[7] and then finally Oakwood Heights after the other neighborhood on the border of the station. A 1909 timetable calls the station Oakwood Heights, but puts Court House in parentheses.[5]

Station layout

Northbound platform and tracks
G Street level Exit/Entrance
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Tottenville toward Tottenville (Bay Terrace)
Northbound St. George toward St. George (New Dorp)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

It is located on an open cut at Guyon Avenue and Railroad Avenue on the main line. It has two side platforms and beige painted walls. The north end has an overpass bridge with two exits, one to Oak Avenue on northbound platform side, and the other to Cedarview Avenue the southbound platform side. This station is used frequently by students of the nearby Monsignor Farrell High School.

Bus connection

References

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 4. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Poster for opening of Staten Island Railway
  4. ^ "File:Staten Island Railway 1867.jpg". wikipedia.org. June 1868 first edition of the Official Guide of the Railways. 
  5. ^ a b "File:A Map of the Staten Island Rapid Transit Company from 1885.png". wikimedia.org. 
  6. ^ "1887 SIRT Timetable". Flickr. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ "SIRT 1915 Ticket". Flickr — Photo Sharing!. 

External links

Media related to Oakwood Heights (Staten Island Railway station) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Guyon Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Cedarview Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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