Pleasant Plains station

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 Pleasant Plains
 
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Pleasant Plains SIR jeh.JPG
Northbound train arriving
Station statistics
Address Penton Street & Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10309
Borough Staten Island
Locale Pleasant Plains
Coordinates 40°31′21″N 74°13′04″W / 40.5224°N 74.2179°W / 40.5224; -74.2179Coordinates: 40°31′21″N 74°13′04″W / 40.5224°N 74.2179°W / 40.5224; -74.2179
Services Local All times except rush hours in the peak direction (All times except rush hours in the peak direction)
Express Rush hours in peak direction only (Rush hours in peak direction only)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: X22
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 2, 1860[1]
Station code 518[2]
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line
toward Tottenville
Terminus Mount Loretto Spur
closed
Terminus

Pleasant Plains is an elevated Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Pleasant Plains, Staten Island, New York.

History

The station opened on June 2, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Annadale to Tottenville.[1]

Station layout

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Tottenville toward Tottenville (Richmond Valley)
Northbound St. George toward St. George (Prince's Bay)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/Entrance

Located at Penton Street and Amboy Road on the main line, it has two side platforms and orange canopies. The north exit leads to Amboy Road via a 75-foot (23 m) long passage and steps.[3] Parts of the old northbound platforms are visible and can be viewed from either side at the north end of this station; wooden boards and concrete are evidence of this.

Mount Loretto Spur

South of the station[4] is another set of crossovers and the right-of-way of the Mount Loretto Spur that formerly served the Mount Loretto orphanage. The B&O served the Mt. Loretto non-electrified branch until 1950, which had some industry and a passenger station.[1][5] The Mt. Loretto branch track was removed in the 1960s and 1970s but some ties were visible until the 1980s. A coal dump trestle is all that remains, located behind the powerhouse.

References

  1. ^ a b c Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 5. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Darlington, Peggy (June 2000). "Image of Pleasant Plains". nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ SIRT by Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus
  5. ^ SIRT Map Gary Owens SIRT Site

External links

Media related to Pleasant Plains (Staten Island Railway station) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Amboy Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
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