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Wentworth Avenue (Staten Island Railway station)

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Line  South Beach Branch
Borough  Staten Island
Platforms in use  1
Services  none
Opened  1925
Tracks  1
Closed  March 31, 1953; 64 years ago (1953-03-31)
Similar  Tower Hill, West New Brighton, Sailors' Snug Harbor, Elm Park, Port Richmond

Wentworth Avenue was a station on the demolished South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. It had one side platform served by one track and was located at Oceanside Avenue and Wentworth Avenue (which is currently an empty area with weeds).

Contents

Map of Wentworth Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA

History

This station was the last stop on the South Beach Branch, and was the smallest and eastern-most Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station. The South Beach Branch was planned to continue past this point to Prominard Street at Oakwood Beach, but was not built beyond Wentworth Avenue because the family farm of the Vanderbilt's would have been crossed. This station was built in 1925, when the South Beach Branch was electrified. This platform was only a door's length, and had to be keyed open by the conductor. The platform's length was 20 feet 11 inches. The station had electric lights, but there was no electrical switch for them at the station. The lights were controlled by the ticket agent at South Beach. This station was abandoned when the SIRT discontinued passenger service on the South Beach Branch to Wentworth Avenue at midnight on March 31, 1953 because of city-operated bus competition. All traces of the stations have been eliminated, which includes the adjacent streets and access road.

References

Wentworth Avenue (Staten Island Railway station) Wikipedia


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