Eltingville (Staten Island Railway station)

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Eltingville
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Eltingville platform jeh.JPG
Platforms
Station statistics
Address Richmond Avenue & Eltingville Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10312
Borough Staten Island
Locale Eltingville
Coordinates 40°32′40″N 74°09′54″W / 40.5444°N 74.1651°W / 40.5444; -74.1651Coordinates: 40°32′40″N 74°09′54″W / 40.5444°N 74.1651°W / 40.5444; -74.1651
Services SIR Main Line
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: S59, S79, X1, X4, X5, X6
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 23, 1860,[1] rebuilt 1939
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line
toward Tottenville

Eltingville is an elevated Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Eltingville, Staten Island, New York. It is located at Richmond Avenue on the main line.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Main toward Tottenville (Annadale)
Northbound Main toward St. George (Great Kills)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/Entrance
Northbound platform with contemporary Helvetica sign

The station opened on April 23, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Vanderbilt's Landing to Eltingville.[1][2]

It contains two side platforms, orange canopies and walls, and staircases at the western end only that lead to Richmond Avenue. The southbound platform contains another exit on the eastern end that leads to Eltingville Boulevard. It is a transfer point for local buses to the Staten Island Mall, located two miles north of this station, as well as express buses to Manhattan. The station house at Richmond Avenue is at street level and once featured a signal lamp that alerted those waiting that a train was arriving. On the exterior of this station house is a plaque noting the Great Kills to Huguenot grade separation project was done under the auspices of the Public Works Administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 4. Archived from the original on 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Poster for opening of Staten Island Railway

External links[edit]

Plaque celebrating the station's 1939 reconstruction

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