Beach 25th Street, also known as Beach 25th Street – Wavecrest, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway, located in Queens on the Rockaway Freeway at Beach 25th Street. It is served by the A train at all times. There are two tracks and two side platforms.


The station was originally opened by the Long Island Rail Road in May 1928 as Wavecrest Station, and was closed and relocated 800 feet east of the former location in August 1940 as part of a grade elevation project. The elevated station was opened on April 10, 1942, but was closed on October 3, 1955. It was purchased by the New York City Transit Authority along with the rest of the line west to Rockaway Park, which reopened it as a subway station on June 28, 1956.

Station layoutEdit

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound A toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 36th Street)
Southbound A toward Far Rockaway (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

This station is on a concrete viaduct with ballasted track. This station was the terminal for the Far Rockaway branch until the opening of Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue station nineteen months later.


Exit is near the center to the tiled mezzanine. The mezzanine is four stories high. Three stairs lead to the street, two to the southwestern corner and one to the northwestern corner of Rockaway Freeway and Beach 25th Street.

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