Eltingville station

Summary

 Eltingville
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Eltingville platform jeh.JPG
Platforms looking towards the St. George Terminal
Station statistics
AddressRichmond Avenue & Eltingville Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10312
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleEltingville
Coordinates40°32′40″N 74°09′54″W / 40.5444°N 74.1651°W / 40.5444; -74.1651Coordinates: 40°32′40″N 74°09′54″W / 40.5444°N 74.1651°W / 40.5444; -74.1651
ServicesLocal 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 connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S59, S79 SBS, S89, SIM1, SIM7, SIM10, SIM22
StructureEmbankment
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedApril 23, 1860[1]
Rebuilt1939
Station code514[2]
Station succession
Next northGreat Kills
Next southAnnadale

Eltingville is an elevated Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Eltingville, Staten Island, New York. It is located at Richmond Avenue on the main line.

History

Surface level, early 20th century

The station opened on April 23, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Vanderbilt's Landing to Eltingville.[1][3] The station was rebuilt in 1939 as part of a grade crossing elimination project.[4]

Station layout

The station contains two side platforms and orange canopies and walls.[5] It is a transfer point for local buses to the Staten Island Mall, located two miles north of this station, as well as express buses to Manhattan.

P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Tottenville (Annadale)
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Great Kills)
Side platform
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses, station house

Exits

Northbound platform with contemporary Helvetica sign

There are staircases at the western end only that lead to Richmond Avenue. The southbound platform contains another exit on the eastern end that leads to Eltingville Boulevard.[6] The station house at Richmond Avenue is at street level and once featured a signal lamp that alerted those waiting that a train was arriving. On the exterior of this station house is a plaque noting the Great Kills to Huguenot grade separation project was done under the auspices of the Public Works Administration.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 4. Archived from the original on January 4, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Poster for opening of Staten Island Railway
  4. ^ a b Rosenfeld, Robbie (October 16, 2013). "Grade crossing elimination plaque". nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Chatreau, Bernard (April 14, 2011). "Eltingville station". nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links

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

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Richmond Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Eltingville Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View