Huguenot (Staten Island Railway station)

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Huguenot
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Huguenot Avenue & West Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10312
Borough Staten Island
Locale Huguenot
Coordinates 40°32′01″N 74°11′31″W / 40.5336°N 74.1919°W / 40.5336; -74.1919Coordinates: 40°32′01″N 74°11′31″W / 40.5336°N 74.1919°W / 40.5336; -74.1919
Services SIR Main Line
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: S55, X17, X19, X23
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 2, 1860[1]
Former/other names Bloomingview
Huguenot Park
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line
toward Tottenville

Huguenot is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Huguenot, Staten Island, New York.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Main toward Tottenville (Prince's Bay)
Northbound Main toward St. George (Annadale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station opened on June 2, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Annadale to Tottenville.[1] The station's original name was Bloomingview,[1] named after the former town of Bloomingview, which is present day Huguenot.[2] Afterwards the station was named "Huguenot Park," which was shortened to simply "Huguenot" by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority shortly after it took control of the railway from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1971 (the MTA also shortened the name of the "Old Town Road" station to simply "Old Town" at that time).

It is located on an open cut at Huguenot Avenue on the main line. It has two side platforms, exit stairs at the south end, and a brick stationhouse built in 1939 on street level. There is a steel and concrete canopy over the platforms at the stairs and an additional canopy is located about halfway down the northbound platform, features used as part of SIR station upgrades and platform extensions in the 1990s. A north end pedestrian overpass was removed years ago. The MTA runs a park & ride lot at the station. Some morning rush hour local trains originate here; a pair of switches south of the station are used to reverse the direction of these trains. A spur used for ballast trains branches off the southbound track across Huguenot Avenue from the station entrance.[3] This stop provides access to nearby Tottenville High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 5. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ [1]
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External links[edit]

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