Wavecrest-Beach 25 St is a standard Rockaway Line elevated station. It has two side platforms on the two-track line. The stations exits are to all four sides of Beach 25 Street, accessed via the standard Rockaway Line Station house mezzanine that leads out to pairs of staircases up to each platform, at almost their western ends. This is also where the canopied and windscreen portions of the platform are, from the western end to a bit before the centers. The eastern end of the platform is a nice gentle curve with just a low-fence with nice views of the surrounding neighborhood, and unusual round topped lampposts along the edges of the platform.
Rebuilding: The station was completely rebuilt between 2009 and 2011 along with every other stop on the Rockaway el. This rebuilding included replacing the original windscreens with green and cream full-height ones beneath the platform canopies and unfortunately replacing the original low fences with modern full-height mesh windscreens at the ends of the platform. To allow this rebuilding to occur Far Rockaway-bound trains skipped the station from September 8, 2009 to January 25, 2010 and Manhattan-bound trains skipped from September 7, 2010 to January 28, 2011.
Looking through a chain-link fence that prohibits people from jay-walking across Rockaway Freeway at an entrance to Beach 25 Street.
A R44 A train leaves Beach 25 Street.
A R44 A train leaves Beach 25 Street, gently curving out of the station to reach its final destination, Far Rockaway.
A R44 A train continues curving out of Beach 25 Street, along the curved platform.
A Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest Station sign on the unusual station windscreen.
Looking down the eastern end of the gently curving platforms at Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest just after the platform's canopy has ended.
The stop boards at Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest, one is the standard zebra stripes for a regular 10 car train, the other is yellow and red stripes for an 8 car train of R42s, in case a stray C train with these cars it rarely runs ever came down the Rockaway Line.
A Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest Station sign with the suburban feel of Far Rockaway (that is much less narrow than the rest of the peninsula) off beyond the tracks.
Looking down the canopied section of the platforms at Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest, the staircases down to the mezzanine and exit are at almost their eastern ends.
Approaching the four staircases down to the mezzanine at Beach 25 St-Wavecrest.
The standard strip map at Wavecrest that only exists at stations in the Rockaways.
The Pidgeons aren't only on the platform at Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest but in the station house too!
A walkway across Rockaway Freeway to some of the doors into the station house, fare control, and the station's platform.
A different entrance to Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest, a green station is open globe has been hung from it in a very strange way.
A view of the station house and its various staircases, tucked underneath the elevated at Beach 25 St-Wavecrests.
Another view underneath the elevated at Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest, the exposed portion of the platform is now visible, the entrance to the station and canopied portions of the platform are off in the distance.
One staircase is still being rebuilt at Beach 25 Street
The banister around the closed staircase
The rest of the platform has blue plywood for the reconstruction
The turnstiles in the fare control area under construction
Last Updated: 25 April, 2009
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