|Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)|
Tompkinsville station from above.
|Address||Bay Street & Victory Boulevard|
Staten Island, NY 10301
|Services||Local (All times)|
|Transit connections||New York City Bus: S46, S48, S51, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S91, S92, S96, S98|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Tracks||3 (1 not for passenger service)|
|Opened||July 31, 1884|
|Next north||St. George|
Tompkinsville is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York. It is located at Victory Boulevard and Bay Street on the railroad's main line. This is one of two stations on the line that require fare payment to enter or exit, the other being St. George.
This station opened on July 31, 1884, with the extension of the SIRT from Vanderbilt's Landing (now Clifton) to Tompkinsville.
|M||Station house||Exit/entrance, fare control, overpass to street|
|G||Bypass track||← rush hour express does not stop here|
|Southbound||← toward Tottenville (Stapleton)|
|Northbound|| toward St. George (Terminus) → |
AM rush express does not stop here →
(No service: Richmond County Bank Ballpark)
The station is located at grade with an island platform and two tracks. All staircases go up to overpasses at both ends of the station.
The north entrance leads to Victory Boulevard and Bay Street and there is a parking lot adjacent to the southbound track. The south entrance leads to Hannah Street and there is a third track adjacent to the southbound track on that side. It is part of the Tompkinsville Non-Revenue Repair Shop, with barns on both sides of this line and located south of this station. This shop was repaired in the 1990s, with the contract awarded in May 1994 for $1,969,777. As part of the project, a 4,000 square foot addition was made to the facility, the existing freight house was demolished, the interior of the shop building was renovated, and the area in front of the building was paved.:C-88
Because one-fifth of passengers transferring to the Staten Island Ferry used to exit or enter at Tompkinsville to avoid paying the fare at St. George (located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away), it was estimated that the MTA Staten Island Railway division was losing $3.4 million a year due to fare avoidance. Therefore, the MTA closed the Victory Boulevard entrance on August 28, 2008. A new $6.9 million station house was built, which included turnstiles for both entering and exiting customers; it opened on January 20, 2010. The Hannah Street entrance on the station's south end is now used only for emergencies.
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