Tompkinsville (Staten Island Railway station)

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Tompkinsville
St. George Tottenville
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Tompkinsville Sta jeh.jpg
Tompkinsville station from above.
Station statistics
Address Bay Street & Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
Borough Staten Island
Locale Tompkinsville
Coordinates 40°38′12″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6368°N 74.0748°W / 40.6368; -74.0748Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6368°N 74.0748°W / 40.6368; -74.0748
Services SIR Main Line
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: S46, S48, S51, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S91, S92, S96, S98
Structure At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
Opened July 31, 1884[1]
Station code 502[2]
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
Terminus
Main Line

Tompkinsville is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Tompkinsville, Staten island, New York. It is located at Victory Boulevard and Bay Street on the railroad's main line. This is one of two stations on the line that require fare payment to enter or exit, the other being St. George.

Station layout[edit]

M Stationhouse Exit/Entrance, fare control, overpass to street
G Southbound bypass / yard track Great Kills does not stop here
Southbound Tottenville toward Tottenville (Stapleton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound St. George toward St. George (Terminus)
(No service: Richmond County Bank Ballpark)

This station opened on July 31, 1884, with the extension of the SIRT from Vanderbilt's Landing to Tompkinsville.[1]

The station is located at grade with an island platform and two tracks. All staircases go up to overpasses at both ends of the station. The north entrance leads to Victory Boulevard and Bay Street and there is a parking lot adjacent to the southbound track. The south entrance leads to Hannah Street and there is a third track adjacent to the southbound track on that side. It is part of a Maintenance of Way shop, with barns on both sides of this line and located south of this station.[3]

Because one-fifth of passengers transferring to the Staten Island Ferry used to exit or enter at Tompkinsville to avoid paying the fare at St. George (located .5 miles (0.80 km) away),[4] it was estimated that the MTA Staten Island Railway division was losing $3.4 million a year due to fare avoidance. Therefore, the MTA closed the Victory Boulevard entrance on August 28, 2008.[5][6] A new $6.9 million station house was built, which included turnstiles for both entering and exiting customers; it opened on January 20, 2010.[7] The Hannah Street entrance on the station's south end is now used only for emergencies.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 6. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Office of Diane J. Savino (2013). "State Senator Diane J. Savino's 2013 Staten Island Railway Rider Report" (PDF). nysenate.gov. New York State Senate. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ Vandam, Jeff (June 27, 2004). "NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: STATEN ISLAND UP CLOSE; Forget the Free Lunch. They Discovered the Free Ride". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fare-saving walk now less of a bargain for Staten Island commuters". silive.com. Staten Island Advance. August 28, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ Mooney, Jake (September 5, 2008). "S.I. Railway to Close Walking Loophole". City Room. The New York Times. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "MTA | Press Release | NYC Transit | Tompkinsville Fare Collection Begins On Staten Island Railway". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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