New Dorp station

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 New Dorp
 
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station
New Dorp si sb jeh.JPG
Southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressNew Dorp Lane & North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
BoroughStaten Island
LocaleNew Dorp
Coordinates40°34′25″N 74°07′02″W / 40.5736°N 74.1171°W / 40.5736; -74.1171Coordinates: 40°34′25″N 74°07′02″W / 40.5736°N 74.1171°W / 40.5736; -74.1171
ServicesLocal All times (All times)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S57, S76, S86
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedApril 23, 1860[1]
Rebuilt1889, 1965-1968
Station code510[2]
Station succession
Next northGrant City
Next southOakwood Heights

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

History[edit]

The station opened on April 23, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Vanderbilt's Landing to Eltingville.[1][3] It was rebuilt in 1889 by real estate developers Hughes and Ross who sought to build a depot designed to attract potential homebuyers. The former stationhouse that was in use until the 1965-1968 grade crossing elimination[4] was moved to Historic Richmond Town, located at the three-way loop intersection of Arthur Kill Road, Richmond Road and Richmond Hill Road.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Tottenville toward Tottenville (Oakwood Heights)
Northbound St. George toward St. George (Grant City)
St. George (AM rush hours) toward St. George (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

It is located on an open cut at New Dorp Lane and Railroad Avenue on the main line. It has two side platforms and orange colored walls and railings. The northbound platform has a 20-foot (6.1 m) high concrete wall, while the southbound platform has a hill. Express trains begin the express section of their run at New Dorp in the morning rush hour, while some southbound trains may terminate here at the same time.

Exits[edit]

The north exit leads to New Dorp Lane where the station house is located, while the south exit leads to Rose Avenue. The south side is the only exit location where both staircases are not aligned together on one side of the street. The staircase to the northbound platform starts on the south side of Rose Avenue while the staircase to the southbound platform starts on the north side.[6]

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 4. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Poster for opening of Staten Island Railway
  4. ^ New Dorp - Staten Island Railway station (NYCSubway.org)
  5. ^ "New Dorp Railroad Station". Historic Richmond Town. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to New Dorp (Staten Island Railway station) at Wikimedia Commons