|Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)|
|Services||Local (All times except rush hours in the peak direction)|
Express (Rush hours in peak direction only)
|Transit connections||New York City Bus: S78|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||January 21, 2017|
|Next north||Richmond Valley|
|Next north||Great Kills|
|Next south||Atlantic (closed)|
Arthur Kill is a station on the Staten Island Railway (SIR). It replaced the Atlantic and Nassau stations, which were the two stations that were in the poorest condition along the line. Located near Arthur Kill Road in Tottenville, Staten Island, New York, the station opened on January 21, 2017. It has two tracks and two side platforms, and is ADA-accessible via ramps.
This station has two tracks and two side platforms, with an overpass connecting the platforms. As opposed to the Nassau and Atlantic stations, which this station replaces, both platforms can accommodate 300-foot-long (91 m) trains. Those stations only had single-door boarding. There are benches and surveillance cameras on both platforms and windscreens, which are covered by canopies. The total cost of the station was $27.6 million. An art instillation, titled Tottenville Sun, Tottenville Sky and created by Jenna Lucente, was installed in the windscreens as part of the station construction. Consisting of 28 laminated glass panels, it depicts the landscape and wildlife of the adjacent community.
|M||Mezzanine||Crossover between platforms|
|Southbound||← toward Tottenville (Terminus)|
|Northbound|| toward St. George (Richmond Valley) → |
|Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
Ramps to both platforms from Arthur Kill Road
The construction of an Arthur Kill station was first proposed in the 1990s to replace the Nassau and Atlantic stations, which were located directly to the south and north of the station, respectively. Commuters from these stations were only allowed access from the last cars of the trains. As a result, these two stations were not included in station modernization programs with other stations. The construction of the station had been deferred due to budget constraints, but funding for it was included in the 2010–2014 MTA Capital Program, with $16 million allocated to the project.
The station was expected to be complete by 2010, but was delayed due to a lack of funding in the capital program. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 18, 2013, with a projected opening date of late 2015. In July 2015, the opening date was then pushed back to August 2016, with delays caused in part by the addition of storm resiliency measures. In June 2016, the station's opening was pushed back once again to November due to changes in the Electric Distribution Room. In October 2016, the opening date was pushed back yet again to January 2017 because of a need to redesign the electrical distribution room, the exterior wall panel, and various communications issues. The station opened on January 21, 2017, at 5:00 a.m, replacing the adjacent former stations at Nassau and Atlantic, which were permanently closed on the same day.
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