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Beach 36th Street station

 Beach 36 Street
 "A" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Beach 36th Street - Stair.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
AddressBeach 36th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Edgemere, NY 11691
BoroughQueens
LocaleEdgemere
Coordinates40°35′43″N 73°46′05″W / 40.595413°N 73.768076°W / 40.595413; -73.768076
DivisionB (IND, formerly LIRR Far Rockaway Branch)
LineIND Rockaway Line
Services      A all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport MTA Bus: Q22, QM17
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJune 21, 1895; 124 years ago (1895-06-21) (LIRR station)
RebuiltJune 28, 1956; 63 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code207[1]
Former/other namesBeach 36th Street–Edgemere
Traffic
Passengers (2018)275,165[2]Decrease 7.8%
Rank418 out of 424
Station succession
Next westBeach 44th Street: A all times
Next eastBeach 25th Street: A all times

Beach 36th Street, signed as Beach 36th Street–Edgemere, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. The station is located at the intersection of Beach 36th Street and Rockaway Freeway in Edgemere, Queens. It is served by the A train at all times.

History

Track layout

This station was originally opened on June 21, 1895, as part of Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch and later as a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway, which was designed to accommodate guests of the former Edgemere Hotel. It was relocated 600 feet east of its former location in August 1940 and reopened on April 10, 1942. This station along with all others on the Far Rockaway Branch west of Far Rockaway closed on October 3, 1955, after a fire destroyed the Jamaica Bay trestle that linked the branch with the main line. New York City Transit brought the line from the LIRR and converted all stations, including this one, for the subway. The new stations opened on June 28, 1956.[3]

Station layout

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 44th Street)
Southbound "A" train toward Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue (Beach 25th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Stairs on the north side of Rockaway Freeway

This elevated station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have beige windscreens and canopies with green support columns in the center and full height metallic fences at both ends.

Exits

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated brick station house beneath the tracks. It has a turnstile bank, station agent booth, waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, two staircases to each platform at the center, and two staircases to either side of Rockaway Freeway between Beach 35th and Beach 36th Streets. The two southern street stairs are connected to the station house with a large canopied overpass.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "LIRR Station History". Archived from the original on 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: The Rockaways" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

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