Beach 36 Street-Edgemere is the one station where you can get a picture of a subway train with the ocean in the background of it. That is because of a gentle curve just south of the station towards the ocean a bit more. The rest of your station is the standard Rockaway Line local stop design with two side platforms, fare control is right towards the middle of the platforms, and that is the portion that is canopied for about half the length of the platforms with exposed sections on either end of them and low railings. To enter the station, two staircases lead up to each side of Rockaway Freeway between Beach 35 and Beach 36 Streets, the southern staircases are between Rockaway Freeway and Edgemere Avenue parallel to the elevated structure
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 towards the ends of the platform. The mesh even wraps around to each end of the platforms with mesh now blocking the views of the Atlantic Ocean and photos of trains along the ocean. To allow this rebuilding to occur Far Rockaway-bound trains skipped the station from February 22, 2010 to July 2, 2010 and Manhattan-bound trains skipped from February 14, 2011 to June 20, 2011.
Looking underneath the ele at Beach 36 St-Edgemere, the western end of the station's platforms are starting to become visible.
Getting a little bit closer to the entrance to Beach 36 St-Edgemere.
The station house at Beach 36 St-Edgemere is clearly visible, tucked underneath the elevated line.
An entrance to Beach 36 St-Edgemere, from behind a chain-link fence that makes it nearly impossible to access to station from the narrow sidewalk on Rockaway Freeway. I have a feeling the fence was built to try and control jay-walking.
Looking across underneath the elevated structure to another entrance staircase to Beach 36 St-Edgemere.
Approaching an entrance staircase to Beach 36 St-Edgemere, on the correct side of the fence to board the subway.
Approaching four doors that are one of the two entrances to the station house at Beach 36 St-Edgemere.
Looking down the Far Rockaway-bound platform at Beach 36 St-Edgemere, by one of the two staircases from the mezzanine up to it.
A well worn bench and stopboards that mark the middle of the platforms at Beach 36 St-Edgemere, this location is right between the the two staircases down to the mezzanine, showing that the exit is right in it's middle.
Looking across to the unusual windscreens that are only found on the Rockaway Line along the Manhattan-bound platform at Beach 36 St-Edgemere.
A Beach 36 St-Edgemere sign on the platform beyond the windscreened portion. The Atlantic ocean is in view off in the distance.
R44 #5460, and a Far Rockaway-bound A train leaves Beach 36 St-Edgemere, the ocean in view.
R44 #5460 has left Beach 36 St-Edgemere, the ocean in view on both sides of the train.
R44 #5460 curves to run closer to the ocean after stopping at Beach 36 St-Edgemere
R44 #5460, has alomst finished leaving Beach 36 St-Edgemere, the ocean clearly in view.
A Manhattan-bound R44 A train approaches Beach 36 St-Edgemere
Approaching the station with the rebuilding still finishing
Looking up at the new mesh walls at the ends of the platforms
Approaching the station entrance, lots of open space around it
Beneath the concrete viaduct
Last Updated: 26 April, 2013
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