Canal Street (LIRR station)

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Canal Street
104th Field Artiliery Armory and former Canal Street Station.JPG
New York Army National Guard's 104th Field Artillery Armory building, site of the former Canal Street Station.
Station statistics
Address 168th Street South of 93rd Avenue,
Jamaica, Queens
Coordinates 40°42′15.49″N 73°47′27.11″W / 40.7043028°N 73.7908639°W / 40.7043028; -73.7908639Coordinates: 40°42′15.49″N 73°47′27.11″W / 40.7043028°N 73.7908639°W / 40.7043028; -73.7908639
Line(s) Main Line:
Montauk Branch:
Other information
Opened June 24, 1890
Closed mid-1899
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Union Hall Street station Main Line and
Montauk Branch
(current and former locations)
Hillside station

Canal Street was a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Main Line and Montauk Branch at Canal Street (now 168th Street) in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, United States.

History[edit]

The station opened on June 24, 1890, when the local Atlantic Avenue rapid transit trains were extended from Woodhaven Junction through Jamaica to Rockaway Junction, their new terminal.[1] The station was closed in 1899, soon after the "rapid transit" trains started running to the Brooklyn Bridge.[2] Seventeen years later, Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation opened 168th Street Station on the Jamaica Elevated Line as a replacement, which existed until 1977. The vicinity of the station is now occupied by the 104th Field Artillery Armory building of the New York Army National Guard, which was built in 1933.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rapid Transit Extension". Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY). June 24, 1890. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Timetables, May 24, 1899 and September 17, 1899