|Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||Jefferson Avenue and North Railroad Avenue|
Staten Island, NY 10306
|Services||Local (All times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Next north||Dongan Hills|
|Next south||Grant City|
Jefferson Avenue is a Staten Island Railway station between the neighborhoods of Grant City and Dongan Hills, in Staten Island, New York.
The station opened in 1937.[a] Prior to 1965, the Jefferson Avenue crossing was at grade level. It only had a single warning bell for approaching trains. In the mid-1960s construction began on eliminating the crossings from Jefferson Avenue to New Dorp. The track was displaced onto South Railroad Avenue and the station as well as the crossing were temporarily relocated to Adams Avenue. Jefferson Avenue and the adjacent intersections were dropped below grade and the current station was built.
Currently, the station is located on an embankment at Jefferson Avenue and Railroad Avenue on the main line. This station has two side platforms. From north to south, Jefferson Avenue station begins the descent from the embankment to the open cut.
This is the only station on the Staten Island Railway that is named for the street it serves rather than the neighborhood.
|Southbound||← toward Tottenville (Grant City)|
← rush hour express does not stop here
|Northbound|| toward St. George (Dongan Hills) → |
AM rush express does not stop here →
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
The only exit is at the northeast end, which leads to Jefferson Avenue. There is no station house.