Grant City station

Summary

 Grant City
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Grant City Station, Staten Island Railway.jpg
Station platforms, pedestrian crossover, and stationhouse
Station statistics
AddressLincoln Avenue & North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleGrant City
Coordinates40°34′45″N 74°06′33″W / 40.5793°N 74.1093°W / 40.5793; -74.1093Coordinates: 40°34′45″N 74°06′33″W / 40.5793°N 74.1093°W / 40.5793; -74.1093
ServicesLocal All times (All times)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S51
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedApril 23, 1860[1]
Rebuilt1965–1968
Station code509[2]
Station succession
Next northJefferson Avenue
Next southNew Dorp
Grade crossing, early 20th century

Grant City is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Grant City, Staten Island, New York.

History

The station opened on April 23, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Vanderbilt's Landing to Eltingville.[1][3] Prior to 1965, the Grant City Station was at grade level. In 1964 construction began on eliminating the crossings from Jefferson Avenue to New Dorp. The tracks were displaced onto South Railroad Avenue and the station was relocated during the construction.[4]

Station layout

Currently, the station is located on an open cut at Lincoln Avenue and Railroad Avenue on the main line. It has two side platforms and aqua green walls.

M Overpass Exit/entrance, connection between platforms
G Street level Station house, exit/entrance, buses
P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Tottenville (New Dorp)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg rush hour express does not stop here
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Jefferson Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg AM rush express does not stop here →
Side platform

Exits

There are two exits; the main exit at the south end leads to Lincoln Avenue and has brick a station house on street level. There are 2 benches inside the stationhouse, each with three seats. The secondary exit at the middle of this station leads to Fremont Avenue on both sides and utilizes an overpass to connect both platforms.[5]

Bus connection

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. ^ Grant City - Staten Island Railway station (NYCSubway.org)
  5. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links

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

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