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Beach 60th Street, sometimes called Beach 60th Street – Straiton Avenue, is a station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Queens on the Rockaway Freeway at Beach 60th Street, it is served by the A train at all times.

HistoryEdit

Beach 60th Street – Straiton Avenue was originally built by the Long Island Rail Road along the Rockaway Beach Branch as Straiton Avenue, also known as Arverne – Straiton Avenue in 1892 as part of a quarrel between the LIRR and New York lawyer and developer Remington Vernam over the original Arverne Station on Gaston Avenue. It also served as a trolley stop of the Ocean Electric Railway. Like all stations along the Rockaway Beach Branch, the station was rebuilt as an elevated station on April 10, 1942, then purchased by the New York City Transit Authority on October 3, 1955 and reopened as a subway station on June 28, 1956.

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound A toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 67th Street)
Southbound A toward Far Rockaway (Beach 44th 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 outside portion of the station affords a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay.

Exit/EntranceEdit

The full-time entrance to the station is at the west end and has two stairs to the northeast corner of Rockaway Freeway and Beach 59th Street. There is an additional exit located at the west end of the eastbound platform.

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