Old Town station (Staten Island Railway)

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 Old Town
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station
SIR Old Town Station.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Old Town Road & North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304
Borough Staten Island
Locale Old Town
Coordinates 40°35′47″N 74°05′15″W / 40.5964°N 74.0875°W / 40.5964; -74.0875Coordinates: 40°35′47″N 74°05′15″W / 40.5964°N 74.0875°W / 40.5964; -74.0875
Services Local All times (All times)
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1937[a]
Station code 506[5]
Former/other names Old Town Road
Station succession
Next north Grasmere
Next south Dongan Hills

Old Town is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Old Town, Staten Island, New York.

History

The station opened toward the beginning of 1937[1][2][4], likely during a grade crossing elimination project. The original name of the station was "Old Town Road;" the "Road" was dropped soon after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority assumed control of the Staten Island Railway from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1971 (the MTA concurrently shortened the name of the Huguenot Park station to simply "Huguenot").

Station layout

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Tottenville toward Tottenville (Dongan Hills)
Northbound St. George toward St. George (Grasmere)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/Entrance
Southbound stair

The station is located on an embankment at Railroad Avenue on the main line. It has two side platforms, and metal orange canopies and walls. Just north of this station, a spur that had multiple purposes and served the press building of the Staten Island Advance newspaper is nowadays used as a storage spur for ballast cars.

Exits

The exit at the south end leads to Old Town Road. An additional staircase at the north end of the northbound platform leads to a roadway to Dawson Place and Oregon Road.[6]

References

  1. ^ The opening date for this station can be approximated using contemporaneous maps and tikets. This ticket from 1935[1] shows that the Old Town station has not yet opened. A map of the Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company dated to January 11, 1937 shown here: [2] does not show the Old Town, Jefferson Avenue or Lake Avenue stations. However,[3] another map with the same date shows these stations with a few additional modifications. It seems that the second map was a revised version of the first one. Presumably it was printed to correct the old information, which did not show these stations. Finally, this ticket from 1938: [4] does show the station.
  1. ^ a b "Staten Island Rapid Transit Ticket from July 31, 1935 No. A 9508". Flickr. Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Map 1937". Flickr. Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Map 1937". Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Staten Island Rapid Transit Ticket 1939 No. B 260510". Flickr. Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links

Media related to Old Town (Staten Island Railway station) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Old Town Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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