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Beach 44th Street, sometimes referred as Beach 44th Street – Frank Avenue, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the A train at all times.

HistoryEdit

Beach 44th Street – Frank Avenue was originally a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway, which used a former segment of the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch tracks, until it became a Long Island Railroad Station in 1922. The station was relocated 758 feet east of its former location between August 2 and August 23, 1940 as part of a grade crossing elimination project between Beach 44th Street and Beach 47th Street. The new elevated station was opened on April 10, 1942.

The station was purchased by New York City on October 3, 1955, along with the rest of the Rockaway Beach Branch and Far Rockaway Branch west of Far Rockaway, after a fire on the line's crossing over Jamaica Bay in 1950. Now operated by the New York City Transit Authority, it reopened as a subway station along the IND Rockaway Line on June 28, 1956.

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound A toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 60th Street)
Southbound A toward Far Rockaway (Beach 36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

There are two tracks and two side platforms. The full-time fare control is at the middle of the platforms. Four stairs lead to the street, two on each western corner of Rockaway Freeway and Beach 44th Street.

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