Tompkinsville station

Summary

 Tompkinsville
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Tompkinsville Sta jeh.jpg
Tompkinsville station from above.
Station statistics
AddressBay Street & Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleTompkinsville
Coordinates40°38′12″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6368°N 74.0748°W / 40.6368; -74.0748Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6368°N 74.0748°W / 40.6368; -74.0748
ServicesLocal All times (All times)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S46, S48, S51, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S91, S92, S96, S98
StructureAt-grade
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
OpenedJuly 31, 1884[1]
Station code502[2]
Station succession
Next northSt. George
Next southStapleton

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.

History

This station opened on July 31, 1884, with the extension of the SIRT from Vanderbilt's Landing (now Clifton) to Tompkinsville.[1]

Station layout

M Station house Exit/entrance, fare control, overpass to street
G Bypass track NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg rush hour express does not stop here
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Tottenville (Stapleton)
Island platform
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Terminus)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg 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.

Exits

The north entrance leads to Victory Boulevard and Bay Street and there is a parking lot adjacent to the southbound track.[3] 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.[4][3] 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.[5]: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),[6] 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.[7][8] A new $6.9 million station house was built, which included turnstiles for both entering and exiting customers; it opened on January 20, 2010.[9] The Hannah Street entrance on the station's south end is now used only for emergencies.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 6. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  4. ^ 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. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  5. ^ NYC Transit Committee Agenda May 1994. New York City Transit. May 16, 1994.
  6. ^ Vandam, Jeff (June 27, 2004). "NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: STATEN ISLAND UP CLOSE; Forget the Free Lunch. They Discovered the Free Ride". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Fare-saving walk now less of a bargain for Staten Island commuters". silive.com. Staten Island Advance. August 28, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Mooney, Jake (September 5, 2008). "S.I. Railway to Close Walking Loophole". City Room. The New York Times. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "MTA | Press Release | NYC Transit | Tompkinsville Fare Collection Begins On Staten Island Railway". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 29, 2016.

External links

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

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Hannah Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Victory Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platform from Google Maps Street View