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Station: Rockaway Parkway (Canarsie Line)

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Overview

Opened: 12/28/1906

Single island platform with two tracks. Rockaway Parkway is the terminal of the present-day Canarsie line and is one of the few grade-level stations in the system.

An interesting feature at Rockaway Parkway is the operation of a bus transfer station within the fare control. When the rail and trolley service to Canarsie Pier was shut off the riders were entitled to a free transfer to the replacement buses. Rather than issue paper transfers so riders could exit to the street for the buses, a loop was built next to the station with a boarding platform. Train riders could walk directly to the bus platform without leaving the fare control zone. At the street there was a chain link fence gate blocking access to the bus area to try to prevent pedestrians from sneaking in for a free ride. The gate was operated by an electric trigger. Other buses that serve the station passed by on the street and picked up passengers outside the fare control.

Adjacent to the station is the Rockaway Parkway Yard (aka Canarsie Yard).


Photo Gallery


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