South Beach station


 South Beach
Former Staten Island Railway station
1907 Borough Hall survey South Beach.jpg
1907 Borough Hall survey South Beach
Station statistics
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleSouth Beach
Coordinates40°35′27″N 74°04′04″W / 40.590972°N 74.067639°W / 40.590972; -74.067639 (South Beach Station)Coordinates: 40°35′27″N 74°04′04″W / 40.590972°N 74.067639°W / 40.590972; -74.067639 (South Beach Station)
LineSouth Beach Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Opened1890; 130 years ago (1890)
ClosedMarch 31, 1953; 67 years ago (1953-03-31)
Station succession
Next northCedar Avenue
Next southWentworth Avenue

South Beach was a station on the demolished South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. It had two tracks and two side platforms, and was located at Sand Lane and Oceanside Avenue.

This station was the last stop on the South Beach Branch until the opening of the Wentworth Avenue in 1925, when the South Beach Branch was electrified.[1][2] The ticket agent at South Beach controlled the lights for Wentworth Avenue.[2] This station was abandoned when the SIRT discontinued passenger service on the South Beach Branch to Wentworth Avenue at midnight on March 31, 1953 because of city-operated bus competition.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Bommer, Edward (2003). Stations and Places Along the Staten Island Rapid Transit. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Gary Owen SIRT Page Part Two". Gary Owen Land. April 20, 1937. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "The Old Order Passeth: Rails Surrender To Roads: Passenger Runs on Two Lines of SIRT Will End at Midnight". Staten Island Advance. March 31, 1953. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

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