Grasmere station

Summary

 Grasmere
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Grassmere SIR jeh.JPG
Platform
Station statistics
AddressClove Road & Giles Place
Staten Island, NY 10304
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleGrasmere
Coordinates40°36′12″N 74°05′02″W / 40.60347°N 74.08378°W / 40.60347; -74.08378Coordinates: 40°36′12″N 74°05′02″W / 40.60347°N 74.08378°W / 40.60347; -74.08378
ServicesLocal All times (All times)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S53
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Other information
Openedc. 1886
Station code505[1]
Station succession
Next northClifton
Next southOld Town

Grasmere is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Grasmere, Staten Island, New York. It is located at Clove Road on the Main Line.

History

The station opened in 1886 for a cost of $555.35.[2]

On May 21, 2012, the Grasmere station started to be rehabilitated. The construction included demolition and rebuilding of the station platform and station house. A temporary platform and entrance were built north of the main station. Construction was finished in April 2014.[3][4][5]

Station layout

Temporary stair and platform, October 2012

The platform is located in an open cut and has glass block and concrete windscreens attached to the canopy supports.

The Grasmere crossover, consisting of two manual switches, was located just past the Fingerboard Road overpass north of the station, but has since been removed. North of this station, the line merges with the abandoned South Beach Branch. The branch was closed on March 31, 1953 due to poor ridership and the SIRT's financial issues.[6][7][8]

G Street level Exit/entrance, parking, buses
P
Platform level
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Great Kills or Tottenville (Old Town)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg rush hour express does not stop here
Island platform
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Clifton)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg AM rush express does not stop here →

Exit

The Grasmere station's only exit is at the north end of the station, and leads to the southern side of Clove Road. This station has the original brick station house from the 1933 grade separation project, located over the Tottenville-bound track at the south end of the line. The building is open only during the morning rush hour.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ New York (State). Board of Railroad Commissioners (Volume 2 ed.). 1886. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Sedon, Michael (May 18, 2012). "Major repairs on the way for Staten Island Railway". SILive.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  4. ^ MTA Grasmere Station Getting Major Repairs Archived May 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine May 21, 2012
  5. ^ Sedon, Michael (July 11, 2012). "Staten Island Railway construction at Grasmere means weekend detour". SILive.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9.
  7. ^ Leigh, Irvin; Matus, Paul (January 2002). "Staten Island Rapid Transit: The Essential History". thethirdrail.net. The Third Rail Online. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Clove Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platform from Google Maps Street View