Elm Park (Staten Island Railway Station)

Elm Park is a station on the abandoned North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway. It has two tracks and two side platforms. It was abandoned on March 31, 1953, along with the South Beach Branch and the rest of the North Shore Branch. It is located in the Staten Island neighborhood of Elm Park, at Morningstar Road between Innis Street and Newark Avenue, in an open cut. The station is about 3.9 miles (6.3 km) from the Saint George terminal. It is one of several stations along the North Shore line still standing today, although in ruins.

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