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Beach 36th Street, sometimes referred as Beach 36th Street – Edgemere, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Beach 36th Street and Rockaway Freeway in Edgemere, Queens, it is served by the A train at all times.

HistoryEdit

This station was originally opened on June 21, 1895, as part of Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch and later as a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway, which was designed to accommodate guests of the former Edgemere Hotel. It was relocated 600 feet east of its former location in August 1940 and reopened on April 10, 1942. This station along with all others on the Far Rockaway Branch west of Far Rockaway closed on October 3, 1955, after a fire destroyed the Jamaica Bay trestle that linked the branch with the main line. New York City Transit brought the line from the LIRR and converted all stations, including this one, for the subway. The new stations opened on June 28, 1956.

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound A toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 44th Street)
Southbound A toward Far Rockaway (Beach 25th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

This elevated station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have beige windscreens and canopies with green support columns in the center and full height metallic fences at both ends.

Exit/EntranceEdit

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated brick station house beneath the tracks. It has a turnstile bank, station agent booth, waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, two staircases to each platform at the center, and two staircases to either side of Rockaway Freeway between Beach 35th and Beach 36th Streets. The two southern street stairs are connected to the station house with a large canopied overpass.

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