Beach 60th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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Beach 60th Street
"A" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Beach 60th Street - Mott Avenue Bound Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Beach 60th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Queens, NY 11692
Borough Queens
Locale Arverne
Coordinates 40°35′33″N 73°47′19″W / 40.592395°N 73.788536°W / 40.592395; -73.788536Coordinates: 40°35′33″N 73°47′19″W / 40.592395°N 73.788536°W / 40.592395; -73.788536
Division B (IND, formerly LIRR Far Rockaway Branch)
Line IND Rockaway Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q22, Q52
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1892; 125 years ago (1892) (LIRR station)
Rebuilt June 28, 1956; 61 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code 205[1]
Former/other names Beach 60th Street–Straiton Avenue
Passengers (2016) 794,595[2]Decrease 0.8%
Rank 384 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Beach 67th Street: A all times
Next south Beach 44th Street: A all times

Beach 60th Street, sometimes called Beach 60th Street–Straiton Avenue, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Queens on the Rockaway Freeway at Beach 60th Street, it is served by the A train at all times.


Track layout
Street stair at Beach 59th Street
Platforms before 2010 renovation

Beach 60th Street–Straiton Avenue was originally built by the Long Island Rail Road along the Rockaway Beach Branch as Straiton Avenue, also known as Arverne–Straiton Avenue in 1892 as part of a quarrel between the LIRR and New York lawyer and developer Remington Vernam over the original Arverne Station on Gaston Avenue. It also served as a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway. Like all stations along the Rockaway Beach Branch, the station was rebuilt as an elevated station on April 10, 1942, then purchased by the New York City Transit Authority on October 3, 1955 and reopened as a subway station on June 28, 1956.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 67th Street)
Southbound "A" train toward Far Rockaway (Beach 44th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Exit/ Entrance

There are two tracks and two side platforms. The outside portion of the station affords a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay.


The full-time entrance to the station is at the west end and has two stairs to the northeast corner of Rockaway Freeway and Beach 59th Street. There is an additional exit located at the west end of the eastbound platform.[4]


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