Beach 36th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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 Beach 36 Street
 Rockaway Park Shuttle
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Station statistics
Address Beach 36th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Edgemere, NY 11691
Borough Queens
Locale Edgemere
Coordinates 40°35′43″N 73°46′05″W / 40.595413°N 73.768076°W / 40.595413; -73.768076Coordinates: 40°35′43″N 73°46′05″W / 40.595413°N 73.768076°W / 40.595413; -73.768076
Division B (IND, formerly LIRR Far Rockaway Branch)
Line IND Rockaway Line
Services       S all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q22, QM17
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 21, 1895; 123 years ago (1895-06-21) (LIRR station)
Rebuilt June 28, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code 207[1]
Former/other names Beach 36th Street–Edgemere
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 298,395[2]Decrease 2.4%
Rank 416 out of 425
Station succession
Next west Beach 44th Street: S all times
Next east Beach 25th Street: S all times

Beach 36th Street, signed as Beach 36th Street–Edgemere, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. The station is located at the intersection of Beach 36th Street and Rockaway Freeway in Edgemere, Queens. It is served by the Rockaway Park Shuttle at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout

This station was originally opened on June 21, 1895, as part of Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch and later as a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway, which was designed to accommodate guests of the former Edgemere Hotel. It was relocated 600 feet east of its former location in August 1940 and reopened on April 10, 1942. This station along with all others on the Far Rockaway Branch west of Far Rockaway closed on October 3, 1955, after a fire destroyed the Jamaica Bay trestle that linked the branch with the main line. New York City Transit brought the line from the LIRR and converted all stations, including this one, for the subway. The new stations opened on June 28, 1956.[3]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Rockaway Park Shuttle toward Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street (Beach 44th Street)
Southbound Rockaway Park Shuttle toward Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue (Beach 25th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Stairs on the north side of Rockaway Freeway

This elevated station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have beige windscreens and canopies with green support columns in the center and full height metallic fences at both ends.

Exits[edit]

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated brick station house beneath the tracks. It has a turnstile bank, station agent booth, waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, two staircases to each platform at the center, and two staircases to either side of Rockaway Freeway between Beach 35th and Beach 36th Streets. The two southern street stairs are connected to the station house with a large canopied overpass.[4]

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