Tottenville (Staten Island Railway station)

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Tottenville
Staten Island Railway rapid transit station
Tottenville plat jeh.JPG
The station platform
Station statistics
Address Arthur Kill Road & Bentley Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
Borough Staten Island
Locale Tottenville
Coordinates 40°30′45″N 74°15′08″W / 40.5125°N 74.2523°W / 40.5125; -74.2523 (Tottenville Station)Coordinates: 40°30′45″N 74°15′08″W / 40.5125°N 74.2523°W / 40.5125; -74.2523 (Tottenville Station)
Services SIR Main Line
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: S78
Structure At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 5 (3 not for passenger service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1860[1]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway   Following station
toward St. George
Main Line Terminus
Main Line
Handicapped/disabled access
toward St. George
Main Line
closed 2017

Tottenville is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Tottenville, Staten Island, New York. Located near Main Street and Arthur Kill Road, it is the southern terminus on the main line and the southernmost railway station in both New York City and New York State.

History[edit]

The station opened on June 2, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Annadale to Tottenville.[1] Eight shipyards were located at this location in the 1880s.[2] From the year 1860 to 1885, the locomotives of the Staten Island Railway were maintained and repaired at Journea's Shipyard and at Tyrell's Machine shop.[2] A ferry was operated by the Staten Island Railway from 1867 until 1948 that ran across the Arthur Kill to the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.[2] The ferry service dated back to the 1700s and ended in 1963.[2] There are remains of the old slip to the ferry near the end of Bentley Street, which is now a dead-end street blocked by a Jersey barrier.

Derailments[edit]

On December 26, 2008 at 6:27 a.m., an empty train was pulling into this station to accept passengers for its a.m. rush hour run to St. George when it ran into the bumper block and subsequently derailed. An investigation revealed that the engineer, Kim Canady, fell asleep at the helm, having stayed up late the night before to celebrate Christmas with her family.[3]

On May 29, 2014 at 6:36 a.m., another empty train hit the same bumper block in the station, and the train's engineer and conductor were injured. [4][5]

Station layout[edit]

M - Overpass between platforms and street
Handicapped/disabled access (Ramp at south end of the station)
G Northbound Main toward St. George (Arthur Kill)
(No service: Atlantic)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound Main toward St. George (Arthur Kill)
(No service: Atlantic)
Storage track No passenger service
Storage track No passenger service
Storage track No passenger service
Ferry slip

This is a grade-level station with two tracks and an island platform. There are three tracks to the east of the platform for storing trains. All five tracks end at bumper blocks at their south ends. The south end is ADA-accessible via a ramp to Bentley Street and a tiny parking area. The 1930s head house is used by SIRTOA employees only. The roadway leads to the end of Arthur Kill Road. The north end is accessible via passageway and overpass, south to Main Street, and north to Ellis Street. The station color is orange.

During rush hours, this station is served only by express trains from St. George. Local trains from St. George terminate at Great Kills.

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