Richmond County Bank Ballpark (Staten Island Railway station)

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Richmond County Bank Ballpark
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Richmond County Ballpark Station (14656559652).jpg
Station statistics
Address Wall Street & Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Borough Staten Island
Locale St. George
Coordinates 40°38′43″N 74°04′38″W / 40.6452°N 74.0773°W / 40.6452; -74.0773Coordinates: 40°38′43″N 74°04′38″W / 40.6452°N 74.0773°W / 40.6452; -74.0773
Line SIR North Shore Line
Services none (closed)
Structure At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened June 24, 2001[1]
Closed June 18, 2010[2]
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward Port Ivory
North Shore Branch
closed
Terminus
Terminus Main Line
closed
toward Tottenville

Richmond Country Bank Ballpark (styled simply as Ballpark on station signage) is a closed station on the Staten Island Railway. The newest station on the railway, it opened on June 24, 2001 in conjunction with the Staten Island Yankees baseball season.

Located at Wall Street and Richmond Terrace, it is about 150 yards (140 m) west of Saint George along what used to be the North Shore Branch Line, which is not considered part of the main line of the railway. It is served by a one-track wye which extends to the southern trackway of the station's island platform. The northern trackway currently has no track and is unused.

It is located below the northern sidewalk of Richmond Terrace at the corner of Wall Street and consists of an island platform with a double wide staircase at the east end and ADA elevator at the west end. There are no turnstiles at this station.

This station served the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees and was only opened during the baseball season, which usually runs from June to September.

The schedule had one train from Tottenville and two or three shuttle trains from St. George coming to this station.

Due to a budget crisis for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, this station was closed on June 18, 2010. As a result, a short walk from Saint George or the S40 or S44 buses is required to reach the stadium [3] and trains last served the station in September 2009.

Station layout[edit]

G - Street level
P
Platform level
Northern trackway Trackbed
Island platform, not in service
Southern track No regular service
(No service: Tompkinsville or St. George)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagner, Michael (2001-06-24). "'Baseball Extra' to shuttle fans to new ballpark". Staten Island Advance. 
  2. ^ "MTA Board Approves Service Changes". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "MTA/New York City Transit – NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 

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