Beach 36th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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Beach 36th Street
"A" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Beach 36th Street - Stair.JPG
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       A 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; 121 years ago (1895-06-21) (LIRR station)
Rebuilt June 28, 1956; 60 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Former/other names Beach 36th Street – Edgemere
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 296,860[1]Increase 8.8%
Rank 416 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Beach 44th Street: A all times
Next south Beach 25th Street: A all times

Beach 36th Street, sometimes referred as Beach 36th Street – Edgemere, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Beach 36th Street and Rockaway Freeway in Edgemere, Queens, it is served by the A train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout
to B 44 St
to B 25 St

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.[2]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 44th Street)
Southbound "A" train toward Far Rockaway (Beach 25th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ LIRR Station History
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: The Rockaways" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 

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