Beach 90th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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 Beach 90 Street
 "A" trainRockaway Park Shuttle
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Beach 90th Street - Rky Pk Bound Platform.JPG
Station statistics
AddressBeach 90th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Queens, NY 11693
BoroughQueens
LocaleRockaway Beach
Coordinates40°35′17″N 73°48′49″W / 40.588095°N 73.813499°W / 40.588095; -73.813499Coordinates: 40°35′17″N 73°48′49″W / 40.588095°N 73.813499°W / 40.588095; -73.813499
DivisionB (IND, formerly LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch)
LineIND Rockaway Line
Services      A rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
      S all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport MTA Bus: Q22, Q52 SBS, QM17
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJune 1880; 139 years ago (1880-06) (LIRR station)
RebuiltJune 28, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code200[1]
Former/other namesBeach 90th Street–Holland
Traffic
Passengers (2017)411,887[2]Increase 22.8%
Rank411 out of 425
Station succession
Next eastBroad Channel: A all times
Beach 67th Street: no regular service
Next westBeach 98th Street: A rush hours, peak directionS all times

Beach 90th Street, signed as Beach 90th Street–Holland, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the Rockaway Park Shuttle at all times and ten daily rush-hour only A trains.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Rockaway Park Shuttle ("A" train PM rush hours only) toward Rockaway Park (Beach 98th Street)
Southbound Rockaway Park Shuttle toward Broad Channel ("A" train toward Inwood–207th Street AM rush hours only) (Broad Channel (A); Beach 67th Street (S))
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

The station is built on a concrete viaduct. There are two tracks and two side platforms. New lights were installed in 2010.[3]

Exits[edit]

There is a crossunder to the tiled mezzanine. Outside of fare control, there are stairs to either eastern corner of Rockaway Freeway and Beach 90th Street. The southbound side had an additional exit on the south end, which has been removed.[4]

History[edit]

The "Holland" designation refers to Michael P. Holland, one of the early developers of the area in which the station was located. It was originally built by the Long Island Rail Road at Holland Avenue and Beach 92nd Street between May and June 1880 along the Rockaway Beach Branch for the nearby Holland Hotel, and was also a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway. It was rebuilt in 1899, and again in 1914 with a baggage storage facility. Like much of the Rockaway Beach Branch and part of the former Far Rockaway Branch, it was closed in 1941 and rebuilt as an elevated station in 1942, only to be purchased by the New York City Transit Authority on October 3, 1955 and reopened as a subway station on June 28, 1956.

After Hurricane Sandy hit and destroyed the long stretch of the IND Rockaway Line, this was a terminal of the temporary H shuttle until May 30, 2013, when the A train and the Rockaway Park Shuttle were restored to the Rockaways. H trains terminated on the northbound track, because the Rockaway Park Shuttle was not in operation and A service was cut to Howard Beach–JFK Airport.

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. ^ Two Rockaway Stations Re-Open Today (MTA Press Release; December 22, 2010)
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: The Rockaways" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

External links[edit]

  Former services  
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
toward Grand Street
Rockaway Beach Branch