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Old Town station (Staten Island Railway)

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

 Old Town
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
SIR Old Town Station.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
AddressOld Town Road & North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleOld Town
Coordinates40°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
ServicesLocal All times (All times)
StructureEmbankment
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
Opened1937[a]
Station code506[5]
Former/other namesOld Town Road
Station succession
Next northGrasmere
Next southDongan Hills

HistoryEdit

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 layoutEdit

 
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.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Staten Island Railway toward Great Kills or Tottenville (Dongan Hills)
Northbound Staten Island Railway toward St. George (Grasmere)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses

ExitsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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