Beach 60th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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 Beach 60 Street
 "A" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Beach 60th Street - Mott Avenue Bound Platform.jpg
Station statistics
AddressBeach 60th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Queens, NY 11692
BoroughQueens
LocaleArverne
Coordinates40°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
DivisionB (IND, formerly LIRR Far Rockaway Branch)
LineIND Rockaway Line
Services      A all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport MTA Bus: Q22, Q52 SBS
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
Opened1892; 127 years ago (1892) (LIRR station)
RebuiltJune 28, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code205[1]
Former/other namesBeach 60th Street–Straiton Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2017)726,189[2]Decrease 8.6%
Rank388 out of 425
Station succession
Next westBeach 67th Street: A all times
Next eastBeach 44th Street: A all times

Beach 60th Street, signed as 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.

History[edit]

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]

P
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–Mott Avenue (Beach 44th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard 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.

Exits[edit]

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. The station house under the platform has a turnstile bank, token booth and two staircase to each platform. There is an additional exit-only staircase at the west end of the eastbound platform.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ LIRR Station History Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: The Rockaways" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

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