New Dorp (Staten Island Railway station)

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Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
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Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address New Dorp Lane & North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Borough Staten Island
Locale New Dorp
Coordinates 40°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
Services SIR Main Line
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: S57, S76
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 23, 1860[1]
Rebuilt 1889, 1965-1968
Station code 510[2]
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line
Terminus
Main Line
AM rush hour express service

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

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

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.

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 sountbound platform has a hill. 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. 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. 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.

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