Tottenville (Staten Island Railway station)

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Tottenville
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Tottenville Staten Island Railway Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Arthur Kill Road & Bentley Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
Borough Staten Island
Locale Tottenville
Coordinates 40°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)
Services SIR Main Line
Structure At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 5 (3 not for passenger service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1860[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line Terminus
toward St. George
Main Line
Handicapped/disabled access
toward St. George
Main Line
under construction

Tottenville is a Staten Island Railway 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 New York State.

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 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. The station color is orange.

The disappearing remains of the old slip for the ferry to the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip across the Arthur Kill in Perth Amboy, New Jersey still stand nearby at the end of Bentley Street, which is now a dead-end street blocked by a Jersey barrier.

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

Derailments[edit]

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.[2]

On May 29, 2014 at 6:36 a.m., an empty train hit a bumper block in the station, and the train's engineer and conductor were injured.[3][4]

Station layout[edit]

M - Overpass between platforms and street
Handicapped/disabled access (Ramp at south end of the station)
G Northbound Main toward St. George (Atlantic)
(No service: Arthur Kill)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound Main toward St. George (Atlantic)
(No service: Arthur Kill)
Storage track No passenger service
Storage track No passenger service
Storage track No passenger service

Bus connection[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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

Ferry slip