Jefferson Avenue station

Summary

 Jefferson Avenue
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Jefferson Avenue station - September 2020.jpg
Jefferson Avenue station in September 2020.
Station statistics
AddressJefferson Avenue and North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleMidland Beach
Coordinates40°35′02″N 74°06′11″W / 40.5838°N 74.1030°W / 40.5838; -74.1030Coordinates: 40°35′02″N 74°06′11″W / 40.5838°N 74.1030°W / 40.5838; -74.1030
ServicesLocal All times (All times)
StructureEmbankment
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
Opened1937[a]
Rebuilt1965–1968
Station code508[1]
Station succession
Next northDongan Hills
Next southGrant City

Jefferson Avenue is a Staten Island Railway station between the neighborhoods of Grant City and Dongan Hills, in Staten Island, New York.

Station layout

The station opened in 1937.[a] Prior to 1965, the Jefferson Avenue crossing was at grade level. It only had a single warning bell for approaching trains. In the mid-1960s construction began on eliminating the crossings from Jefferson Avenue to New Dorp. The track was displaced onto South Railroad Avenue and the station as well as the crossing were temporarily relocated to Adams Avenue. Jefferson Avenue and the adjacent intersections were dropped below grade and the current station was built.

Currently, the station is located on an embankment at Jefferson Avenue and Railroad Avenue on the main line. This station has two side platforms. From north to south, Jefferson Avenue station begins the descent from the embankment to the open cut.

This is the only station on the Staten Island Railway that is named for the street it serves rather than the neighborhood.[2]

P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Tottenville (Grant City)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg rush hour express does not stop here
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Dongan Hills)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg AM rush express does not stop here →
Side platform
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses

Exit

The only exit is at the northeast end, which leads to Jefferson Avenue. There is no station house.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b The opening date for this station can be approximated using contemporaneous maps and tickets. This ticket from 1935[4] shows that the Jefferson Avenue station has not yet opened. A map of the Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company dated to January 11, 1937 shown here: [5] does not show the Old Town, Jefferson Avenue or Lake Avenue stations. However,[6] another map with the same date shows these stations with a few additional modifications. It seems that the second map was a revised version of the first one. Presumably it was printed to correct the old information, which did not show these stations. Finally, this ticket from 1938: [7] does show the station.
  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 21, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Staten Island Rapid Transit Ticket from July 31, 1935 No. A 9508". Flickr. Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Map 1937". Flickr. Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Map 1937". Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "Staten Island Rapid Transit Ticket 1939 No. B 260510". Flickr. Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company. Retrieved December 24, 2017.

External links

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

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Two Long Island Rail Road EMU's at Jefferson Avenue Station; August 21,1972 (TrainsAreFun)
  • Jefferson Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View