Richmond County Bank Ballpark station

Summary

 BallPark
 
Former Staten Island Railway station
Richmond County Ballpark Station (14656559652).jpg
Station statistics
AddressWall Street & Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleSt. George
Coordinates40°38′43″N 74°04′38″W / 40.6452°N 74.0773°W / 40.6452; -74.0773Coordinates: 40°38′43″N 74°04′38″W / 40.6452°N 74.0773°W / 40.6452; -74.0773
LineSIR North Shore Line
Servicesnone (closed)
StructureAt-grade
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks1
Other information
OpenedJune 24, 2001[1]
ClosedJune 18, 2010[2]
Station succession
Next northNew Brighton (demolished)
Next southSt. George

Richmond County Bank Ballpark (styled simply as BallPark on station signage, and often referred to as Stadium)[3][4] is an abandoned station on the Staten Island Railway, located at Wall Street and Richmond Terrace.

History

The station was opened on June 24, 2001 in conjunction with the Staten Island Yankees baseball season, serving the team's new Richmond County Bank Ballpark on game days only.[2][5][1][6] It was the newest station on the railway[3] until the opening of Arthur Kill station on January 21, 2017.[7] This station was only operational during the baseball season, which usually runs from June to September.[3][5] One train was scheduled to travel to/from Tottenville, with two or three shuttle trains from St. George serving the station.[5]

Due to a budget crisis for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, this station was closed on June 18, 2010, the date of the first scheduled home game of the season.[3][5] As a result, a short walk from St. George, or traveling on the S40 or S44 buses, is required to reach the stadium.[2][5][8] Trains last served the station in September 2009.[5]

Station layout

G - Street level
P
Platform level
Northern trackway Trackbed
Island platform, not in service
Southern track No passenger service
(No service: Tompkinsville or St. George)
Looking down at the station in 2017

The station is located underneath the stadium below the northern sidewalk of Richmond Terrace between Wall Street and Hamilton Avenue. It is about 150 yards (140 m) west of Saint George Terminal along what used to be the North Shore Branch Line, which is not considered part of the main line of the railway.[3] It consists of an island platform, with a double wide staircase to Wall Street at the east end and ADA elevator to Hamilton Avenue at the west end.[3][4]

There are no turnstiles at this station. It is served by a one-track wye which extends from St. George to the southern (geographically eastern) trackway of the station's island platform. Bumper blocks are present at the end of the station, though the wye continues electrified to the end of the ballpark parking lot where it ends at a second set of bumper blocks. The northern trackway currently has no track and is unused.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b Wagner, Michael (June 24, 2001). "'Baseball Extra' to shuttle fans to new ballpark". Staten Island Advance.
  2. ^ a b c "MTA Board Approves Service Changes". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on May 15, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Office of Diane J. Savino (2013). "State Senator Diane J. Savino's 2013 Staten Island Railway Rider Report" (PDF). nysenate.gov. New York State Senate. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 7, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Feasibility Study of the North Shore Railroad Right-of-Way Project Assessment Report March 2004" (PDF). library.wagner.edu. Office of the Staten Island Borough President, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, URS, SYSTRA. March 2004. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "2010 NYC Transit Service Reductions" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 27, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 25, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Bus Service Notices". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 2001. Archived from the original on August 3, 2001. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "New Arthur Kill Station". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 20, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "MTA/New York City Transit – NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2010.

External links

  • Staten Island Railway at Station Reporter
  • Staten Island Railway at www.nycsubway.org
  • closed entrance from Google Maps Street View