Arrochar station

Summary

 Arrochar
 
Former Staten Island Railway station
Station statistics
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleArrochar
Coordinates40°35′59″N 74°04′00″W / 40.599722°N 74.066528°W / 40.599722; -74.066528 (Arrochar Station)Coordinates: 40°35′59″N 74°04′00″W / 40.599722°N 74.066528°W / 40.599722; -74.066528 (Arrochar Station)
LineSouth Beach Branch
Servicesnone
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedMarch 8, 1886; 134 years ago (1886-03-08)
ClosedMarch 31, 1953; 67 years ago (1953-03-31)
Station succession
Next northFort Wadsworth
Next southCedar Avenue

Arrochar was a station on the demolished South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. It had two side platforms and two tracks and was located at Major Avenue. The station was able to platform two train cars.[1]

History

This station was abandoned when the SIRT discontinued passenger service on the South Beach Branch to Wentworth Avenue at midnight on March 31, 1953 because of city-operated bus competition.[1][2][3][4] The station was fully demolished when the toll plaza of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built near the same location. Only one staircase that led to the station remained by 1963, as the rest of the station was covered by displaced dirt coming from the construction of the approach to the Verrazano Bridge. The location where McClean Avenue used to bridge over the right-of-way, which was built in 1936, has been filled in some time after 1964 for the construction of houses along the right-of-way, and the bridge can still be detected by the cement in the middle of McClean Avenue.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gary Owen SIRT Page Part Two". Gary Owen Land. April 20, 1937. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9.
  3. ^ Drury, George H. (1994). The Historical Guide to North American Railroads: Histories, Figures, and Features of more than 160 Railroads Abandoned or Merged since 1930. Waukesha, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing. pp. 312–314. ISBN 0-89024-072-8.
  4. ^ "The Old Order Passeth: Rails Surrender To Roads: Passenger Runs on Two Lines of SIRT Will End at Midnight". Staten Island Advance. March 31, 1953. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

External links

  • http://www.gretschviking.net/GOSIRTPage1.htm