Huguenot station

Summary

 Huguenot
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Huguenot station - September 2020.jpg
Huguenot station in September 2020.
Station statistics
AddressHuguenot Avenue & West Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10312
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleHuguenot
Coordinates40°32′01″N 74°11′31″W / 40.5336°N 74.1919°W / 40.5336; -74.1919Coordinates: 40°32′01″N 74°11′31″W / 40.5336°N 74.1919°W / 40.5336; -74.1919
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: S55, SIM2, SIM24
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJune 2, 1860[1]
Station code516[2]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Former/other namesBloomingview
Huguenot Park
Station succession
Next northAnnadale
Next southPrince's Bay

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

History

The station opened on June 2, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Annadale to Tottenville.[1] The station's original name was Bloomingview,[1] named after the former town of Bloomingview, which is present day Huguenot.[3] Afterwards the station was named "Huguenot Park," which was shortened to simply "Huguenot" by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority shortly after it took control of the railway from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1971 (the MTA also shortened the name of the "Old Town Road" station to simply "Old Town" at that time).

In 2019, the MTA announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[4]

Station layout

The station is located on an open cut at Huguenot Avenue and has two side platforms. There is a steel and concrete canopy over the platforms at the stairs and an additional canopy is located about halfway down the northbound platform,[5] features used as part of SIR station upgrades and platform extensions in the 1990s. Some morning rush hour local trains originate here; a pair of switches south of the station are used to reverse the direction of these trains. A spur used for ballast trains branches off the southbound track across Huguenot Avenue from the station entrance.[6][7] This stop provides access to nearby Tottenville High School.

G Street level Station house, exit/entrance, buses, parking
P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Tottenville (Prince's Bay)
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Annadale)
Side platform

Exit

There are exit stairs at the south end, and a brick stationhouse built in 1939 on street level.[8][9] A pedestrian overpass formerly existed at the north end. The MTA runs a park & ride lot at the station.

References

  1. ^ a b c Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 5. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". MTA. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Darlington, Peggy (June 2000). "Huguenot Canopies". nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Rosenfeld, Robbie (October 16, 2013). "Track ballast loading". nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Part of Ward 5 Borough of Richmond Map". secretsi.com. 1873. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Rosenfeld, Robbie (October 16, 2013). "Stationhouse". nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links

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

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Huguenot Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platform level from Google Maps Street View