Old Town (Staten Island Railway station)

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Old Town
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Old Town SIR jeh.JPG
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Old Town Road & North Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304
Borough Staten Island
Locale Old Town
Coordinates 40°35′47″N 74°05′15″W / 40.5964°N 74.0875°W / 40.5964; -74.0875Coordinates: 40°35′47″N 74°05′15″W / 40.5964°N 74.0875°W / 40.5964; -74.0875
Services SIR Main Line
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1937[1][2]–1939[3]
Former/other names Garretson's
Old Town Road
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line

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

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Main toward Tottenville (Dongan Hills)
Northbound Main toward St. George (Grasmere)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/Entrance
Southbound stair

The station opened between the years of 1937[1][2] and 1939.[3] The original name of the station was "Old Town Road;" the "Road" was dropped soon after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority assumed control of the Staten Island Railway from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1971 (the MTA concurrently shortened the name of the Huguenot Park station to simply "Huguenot").

The station is located on an embankment at Railroad Avenue on the main line. It has two side platforms, and metal orange canopies and walls. The exit at the south end leads to Old Town Road while an additional staircase at the north end of the northbound platform leads to a roadway to Dawson Place and Oregon Road, and is used most heavily by students from the adjacent Academy of St. Dorothy, a Roman Catholic elementary school. Just north of this station, a spur that had multiple purposes and served the press building of the Staten Island Advance newspaper is nowadays used as a storage spur for ballast cars.

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