Atlantic (Staten Island Railway station)

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Atlantic
Former Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
SIR Atlantic station vc.jpg
Station statistics
Address Arthur Kill Road & Tracy Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10307
Borough Staten Island
Locale Tottenville
Coordinates 40°30′56″N 74°14′45″W / 40.51542°N 74.2457°W / 40.51542; -74.2457 (Atlantic Station)Coordinates: 40°30′56″N 74°14′45″W / 40.51542°N 74.2457°W / 40.51542; -74.2457 (Atlantic Station)
Services none (closed)
Structure At-grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened c.1909[1]-1911[2]
Closed January 21, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-01-21)[3]
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line
former
Terminus
toward St. George
Main Line
opened 2017 (station closed)

Atlantic is an abandoned Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Tottenville, Staten Island, New York. The station was closed on January 21, 2017 alongside Nassau station for the opening of its new Arthur Kill station replacement station.

History[edit]

The station's exact opening date is not certain, but it is known that the station opened between 1909[1] and 1911.[2] The station was primarily built to serve the workers of the former Atlantic Terra Cotta factory, from where the station name originated.[4] The pedestrian overpass was built in the 1930s. There used to be a grade crossing adjacent to the station, and at least until the 1970s, a small shanty that protected it still existed.[5]

This and the Nassau station were replaced on January 21, 2017[6] by a new ADA-accessible stop lying between the two stations, named Arthur Kill.[4][3] The unrenovated Atlantic and Nassau stations were the only visual remains of a time when the SIRT built new platforms in the 1960s during a multi-phase grade elimination project farther north but without adding new canopies or shelters at these stops. With the opening of Arthur Kill, this station was demolished.[7]

Station layout[edit]

M - Crossover between platforms
P
Platform level
Side platform, not in service
Southbound Main does not stop here (Tottenville)
Northbound Main does not stop here (Arthur Kill)
Side platform, not in service
G Ground Level Exits/Entrances

Located roughly at Fisher Avenue and Arthur Kill Road on the main line, it is at grade level with side platforms approximately 80 feet (24 m) long that can hold only one car.[8][9] Former operations before the station closed only had the last car stop at the platform. Access to the northbound platform is via the short dead-end Tracy Avenue off of Arthur Kill Road between Fisher and Wood Avenues, while the southbound platform is reached from an entrance on Ellis Street. An overpass links both platforms. The overpass is still accessible, but the stairways leading down to the platform are walled off. One can see the original, pre-1990s SIRT station components on this line—steel corrugated walls, overpasses and original 4-foot (1.2 m)-high station pipe railings with faded signs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minn, Michael (December 18, 2009). "History and Future of the North Shore Rail Line on Staten Island" (PDF). michaelminn.net. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b "Untitled Document". Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Stein, Mark D. (September 27, 2012). "It's official: New Staten Island Railway access for Tottenville". SILive.com. Staten Island. New York: Staten Island Advance. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Pitanza, Marc (2015). Staten Island Rapid Transit Images of Rail. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9. 
  6. ^ "New Arthur Kill Station". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 20, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting June 2016" (PDF). www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Partial Closure of the Staten Island Railway Nassau Station" (Press release). MTA New York City Transit. August 30, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "MTA | news | Groundbreaking for New MTA Staten Island Railway Arthur Kill Station in Tottenville". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 18, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 

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