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Digital Discussion – The Staten Island Railway

August 27, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free Online Discussion
black and white image of a R-44 train at Stapleton Station on Staten Island

The Staten Island Railway (SIR), formerly known as Staten Island Rapid Transit, was incorporated in 1851 and has been an important method of transit for local residents since it began operation. It is unique within the New York City transit system as the only major subway line that does not run between boroughs. The Staten Island Railway evolved over the years through the work of various individuals and company mergers, including one with the MTA in 1971 which led to its revitalization after a period of low ridership.

Join Visitor Experience Facilitator Christina Conte for a digital discussion about the unique history of Staten Island’s railway. Learn details about its evolution over the years, and how its history is tied to the development of Staten Island’s communities.


Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

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Photo: R-44 at Stapleton Station, February 1973; NYCTA Photograph Unit Collection, New York Transit Museum. 


August 27, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Online Discussion
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