Beach 25th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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 Beach 25 Street
 Rockaway Park Shuttle
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Beach 25th Street - Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Address Beach 25th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Queens, NY 11691
Borough Queens
Locale Bayswater
Coordinates 40°36′0.22″N 73°45′41.12″W / 40.6000611°N 73.7614222°W / 40.6000611; -73.7614222Coordinates: 40°36′0.22″N 73°45′41.12″W / 40.6000611°N 73.7614222°W / 40.6000611; -73.7614222
Division B (IND, formerly LIRR Far Rockaway Branch)
Line IND Rockaway Line
Services       S all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 1928; 90 years ago (1928-05) (LIRR station)
Rebuilt June 28, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code 208[1]
Former/other names Beach 25th Street–Wavecrest
Passengers (2017) 582,975[2]Decrease 3.7%
Rank 400 out of 425
Station succession
Next west Beach 36th Street: S all times
Next east Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue: S all times

Beach 25th Street, signed 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 Rockaway Park Shuttle at all times. There are two tracks and two side platforms.


Track layout
North side stair

The station was originally opened by the Long Island Rail Road in May 1928 as Wavecrest Station,[3] 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.[4][5]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Rockaway Park Shuttle toward Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street (Beach 36th Street)
Southbound Rockaway Park Shuttle toward Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
North side of the Mott Avenue bound platform

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.[4][6]


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.[7]


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