Beach 67th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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Beach 67th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Beach 67th Street - Arverne Station.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Beach 67th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Queens, NY 11692
Borough Queens
Locale Arverne
Coordinates 40°35′27″N 73°47′49″W / 40.59092°N 73.79681°W / 40.59092; -73.79681Coordinates: 40°35′27″N 73°47′49″W / 40.59092°N 73.79681°W / 40.59092; -73.79681
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, Q52, QM17
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1888; 129 years ago (1888) (LIRR station)
Rebuilt June 28, 1956; 60 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Former/other names Beach 67th Street – Arverne By The Sea
Beach 67th Street – Gaston
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 799,134[1]Increase 13.9%
Rank 386 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Broad Channel: A all times
Beach 90th Street (via Hammels Wye): no regular service
Next south Beach 60th Street: A all times

Beach 67th Street, sometimes referred as Beach 67th Street – Arverne By The Sea, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Beach 67th Street and Rockaway Freeway in Arverne, Queens, it is served by the A train at all times. The station is adjacent to Kohlreiter Square, a public green space on the north side of the station.

History[edit]

Track layout
to Broad Channel
Hammels Wye
to Beach 90 St
to Beach 60 St
Before renovation

The station was originally built as Arverne for the Long Island Rail Road in 1888 at Gaston Avenue, by New York lawyer and developer Remington Vernam. The station and the development were named by his wife who admired the way he signed his checks. The station had a large tower, was shaped like a Victorian hotel and had a connection to the Ocean Electric Railway.

Due to a quarrel between the LIRR and Vernam, another Arverne Station was built at Stration Avenue in 1892. From then on, it was known as Arverne – Gaston Avenue to distinguish it from the Straiton Avenue station. Arverne station was rebuilt on a new site with a simpler structure in May 1912. Like all stations along the Rockaway Beach Branch, it was closed and replaced with the elevated Gaston Avenue (LIRR station) on April 10, 1942, only to be transferred to the New York City Transit Authority on October 3, 1955 and reopened as a subway station on June 28, 1956.[2]

In March 2010, Queens Community Board 14, which represents Arverne, voted in favor of renaming the station from Beach 67th Street – Gaston to Beach 67th Street – Arverne By The Sea.[3] New signs with this name were installed in July 2011.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Inwood–207th Street (Broad Channel (no service: Beach 90th Street))
Eastbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Far Rockaway (Beach 60th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Exit/ Entrance

There are two tracks and two side platforms. Trains that leave the station northbound reach the Hammels Wye, where it is possible to head north to Broad Channel (the usual service pattern) or traverse a short single-track segment onto the southbound Rockaway Park-bound branch of the line. This connection was used for the temporary H shuttle from Far Rockaway to Beach 90th Street following Hurricane Sandy.

Exits[edit]

The only active station house beneath the platforms and tracks at the east end has four staircases: two to the street (one to each western corner of Beach 67th Street and Rockaway Freeway) and one to each platform. The mezzanine layout gives evidence that there were originally separate turnstiles for entry and exit. The entry turnstiles are all on one side of the booth while the exit turnstiles are on the opposite side. Since the elimination of the double fare, steel gates have replaced the turnstiles. [4]

A second exit is located at the west end of the Far Rockaway-bound platform which leads to the southeast side of Beach 69th Street and Rockaway Freeway.[4]

References[edit]

Street stair

External links[edit]

Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Beach Channel station Far Rockaway Branch
(current and former locations)
Arverne - Straiton Avenue station
Hammels station Rockaway Beach Branch
(via Hammels Wye)
(current and former locations)
Arverne - Straiton Avenue station