Beach 44th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

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 Beach 44 Street
 "A" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Beach 44th Street - Mott Avenue Bound Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Beach 44th Street & Rockaway Freeway
Queens, NY 11691
Borough Queens
Locale Edgemere
Coordinates 40°35′35″N 73°46′34″W / 40.592928°N 73.775986°W / 40.592928; -73.775986Coordinates: 40°35′35″N 73°46′34″W / 40.592928°N 73.775986°W / 40.592928; -73.775986
Division B (IND, formerly LIRR Far Rockaway Branch)
Line IND Rockaway Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q22
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1922; 96 years ago (1922) (LIRR station)
Rebuilt June 28, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-06-28) (as a Subway station)
Station code 206[1]
Former/other names Beach 44th Street–Frank Avenue
Passengers (2017) 214,473[2]Increase 1%
Rank 420 out of 425
Station succession
Next west Beach 60th Street: A all times
Next east Beach 36th Street: A all times

Beach 44th Street, signed 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.


Track layout
Stairs at Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Freeway.

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.[3][4]

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.[5] Now operated by the New York City Transit Authority, it reopened as a subway station along the IND Rockaway Line on June 28, 1956.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (Beach 60th Street)
Southbound "A" train toward Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue (Beach 36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

There are two tracks and two side platforms.


This station has no closed exits, and 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.[6]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Last Grade Crossing In Rockaways Ends" (PDF). The New York Times. April 11, 1942. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Pushes Grade Separation" (PDF). The New York Times. January 24, 1932. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Freeman, Ira Henry (June 28, 1956). "Rockaway Trains to Operate Today" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: The Rockaways" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

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