Oakwood Heights
MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway station (rapid transit)
Oakwood Heights station - September 2020.jpg
Oakwood Heights station in September 2020
General information
LocationGuyon Avenue & South Railroad Avenue
Oakwood, Staten Island
Coordinates40°33′53″N 74°07′37″W / 40.5647°N 74.1269°W / 40.5647; -74.1269Coordinates: 40°33′53″N 74°07′37″W / 40.5647°N 74.1269°W / 40.5647; -74.1269
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport New York City Bus: S57
Construction
Structure typeOpen-cut
Other information
Station code511
History
OpenedApril 23, 1860[1]
Previous namesRichmond
Court House
Oakwood
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Staten Island Railway Following station
New Dorp
toward St. George
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg Bay Terrace

The Oakwood Heights station is a Staten Island Railway station in the neighborhood of Oakwood, Staten Island, New York.

History

The station prior to its insertion into an open cut
The station prior to its insertion into an open cut

The station opened as Richmond on April 23, 1860, with the opening of the Staten Island Railway from Vanderbilt's Landing to Eltingville.[1][2] The station was named Richmond[3] as the station was on the border between Richmond and Oakwood. Afterwards, sometime around 1885 the station was renamed Court House.[4] The station was a flag stop.[5] The station was later renamed Oakwood,[6] and then finally Oakwood Heights after the other neighborhood on the border of the station. A 1909 timetable calls the station Oakwood Heights, but puts Court House in parentheses.[4]

Station layout

Northbound platform and tracks
Northbound platform and tracks

The station is located on an open cut at Guyon Avenue and Railroad Avenue. It has two side platforms and beige painted walls. This station is used frequently by students of the nearby Monsignor Farrell High School.

M Overpass Exit/entrance, connection between platforms
G Street level Station house, exit/entrance, buses
P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward Tottenville (Bay Terrace)
NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg rush hour express does not stop here
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-SIR-Std.svg toward St. George (New Dorp)
Side platform

Exits

The north end has an overpass with two exits, one to Oak Avenue for the northbound platform, and the other to Cedarview Avenue for the southbound platform side. Another exit at the south end leads to Guyon Avenue.[7]

Bus connection

References

  1. ^ a b Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus (December 23, 2001). "SIRT The Essential History". p. 4. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ Poster for opening of Staten Island Railway
  3. ^ June 1868 first edition of the Official Guide of the Railways, facsimile reprinted in 1968. Staten Island Railway – via Wikimedia Commons.
  4. ^ a b Map of the Staten Island Rapid Transit Company from 1885. 1885 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  5. ^ "1887 SIRT Timetable". Flickr. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "SIRT 1915 Ticket". Flickr — Photo Sharing!.
  7. ^ "Map of NYC Subway Entrances". NYC Open Data. City of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

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