Tottenville station

Summary

 Tottenville
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Staten Island Railway train at Tottenville as the sun is setting.jpg
The station platform
Station statistics
AddressArthur Kill Road & Bentley Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleTottenville
Coordinates40°30′45″N 74°15′08″W / 40.5125°N 74.2523°W / 40.5125; -74.2523 (Tottenville Station)Coordinates: 40°30′45″N 74°15′08″W / 40.5125°N 74.2523°W / 40.5125; -74.2523 (Tottenville Station)
ServicesLocal All times except rush hours in the peak direction (All times except rush hours in the peak direction)
Express Rush hours in peak direction only (Rush hours in peak direction only)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S78
StructureAt-grade
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks5 (3 not for passenger service)
Other information
OpenedJune 2, 1860[1]
Station code522[2]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Station succession
Next northArthur Kill
Atlantic (Closed)
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northArthur Kill
Next south(Terminal)
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 southNone

Tottenville is a Staten Island Railway rapid transit station in the neighborhood of Tottenville, Staten Island, New York. Located near Main Street and Arthur Kill Road, it is the southern terminus on the main line and the southernmost railway station in both New York City and New York State.

History

The station opened on June 2, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Annadale to Tottenville.[1] Eight shipyards were located at this location in the 1880s.[3] From the year 1860 to 1885, the locomotives of the Staten Island Railway were maintained and repaired at Journea's Shipyard and at Tyrell's Machine shop.[3] A ferry was operated by the Staten Island Railway from 1867 until 1948 that ran across the Arthur Kill to the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.[3] The ferry service dated back to the 1700s and ended on October 17, 1963.[4] There are remains of the old slip to the ferry near the end of Bentley Street, which is now a dead-end street blocked by a Jersey barrier.

The station was destroyed on September 3, 1929 after a fire burned the station down. The fire was attributed to the third rail short circuiting. The two 550 foot (170 m)-long platforms were destroyed as were five train cars being stored near the station. The damage was estimated to cost $200,000. Passengers using the Perth Amboy Ferry were forced to use the nearby Atlantic station instead.[5]

Derailments

On December 26, 2008 at 6:27 a.m., an empty train was pulling into this station to accept passengers for its a.m. rush hour run to St. George when it ran into the bumper block and subsequently derailed. An investigation revealed that the engineer, Kim Canady, fell asleep at the helm, having stayed up late the night before to celebrate Christmas with her family.[6]

On May 29, 2014 at 6:36 a.m., another empty train hit the same bumper block in the station, and the train's engineer and conductor were injured.[7][8]

Station layout

This is a grade-level station with two tracks and an island platform. There are three tracks to the east of the platform for storing trains. All five tracks end at bumper blocks at their south ends. The station color is orange.

During rush hours, this station is served only by express trains from St. George. Local trains from St. George terminate at Great Kills.

M Mezzanine Overpass to exit/entrances at Elm and Utah Streets
P
Platform level
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Arthur Kill)
(demolished: Atlantic)
Island platform Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (Arthur Kill)
(demolished: Atlantic)
Storage tracks No passenger service →
No passenger service →
No passenger service →
Street level Exit/entrance to Bentley Street
Handicapped/disabled access Ramp at south end of the station

Exits

View of the ramp entrance from Bentley Street

The south end is ADA-accessible via a ramp to Bentley Street and a tiny parking area. The 1930s head house is used by SIRTOA employees only. The roadway leads to the end of Arthur Kill Road. The north end is accessible via passageway and overpass, south to Main Street, and north to Ellis Street.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 5. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Bommer, Edward (2003). Stations and Places Along the Staten Island Rapid Transit. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Perth Amboy Ferry Makes Its Last Run". The Asbury Park Press. October 17, 1963. p. 1. Retrieved September 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "$200,000 TOTTENVILLE FIRE.; Transit Line Station Damaged and Six Coaches Burned". The New York Times. September 4, 1929. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Yates, Maura (April 30, 2009). "Train derailment at Staten Island Railway station cost city MTA more than a half-million dollars". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  7. ^ Grunland, Maura (May 29, 2014). "Staten Island Railway train derails in Tottenville, injuring 2; service interrupted". SILive.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Gardiner, Aidan (May 29, 2014). "Staten Island Railway Train Derails, Injuring 2 Workers, Officials Say". Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links

  • Staten Island Railway station list
  • Staten Island Railway general information
  • Bentley Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Main Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platform from Google Maps Street View