Staten Island Railway


The Staten Island Railway operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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Staten Island Railway: Embrace the Rhythm of Staten Island

From the bustling streets of St. George to the tranquil shores of Tottenville, the SIR takes you on a captivating journey through the heart of Staten Island’s diverse neighborhoods.


60, Bay Street, New York, 10301

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Getting There

To reach the Staten Island Railway, travelers can use buses, cars, or the Staten Island Ferry, with the main terminal located at St. George. Access is straightforward, either by walking from the St. George Ferry Terminal or via nearby bus routes. Ample parking is also available for those driving, ensuring convenient access to the railway.


60, Bay Street, New York, 10301

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About Staten Island Railway

Welcome to the Staten Island Railway (SIR), your reliable and efficient mode of transportation connecting Staten Island to the rest of New York City. Whether you’re commuting to work, exploring the borough’s attractions, or connecting to other transit options, the Staten Island Railway offers convenience and accessibility. This comprehensive guide aims to provide you with all the essential information to navigate the SIR system seamlessly.

Routes and Stations

The Staten Island Railway operates a single line spanning from the northern tip of Staten Island to the southern end. The route runs parallel to the eastern shore of the island, providing scenic views along the way. The railway comprises 21 stations, including:

  1. St. George
  2. Tompkinsville
  3. Stapleton
  4. Clifton
  5. Grasmere
  6. Old Town
  7. Dongan Hills
  8. Jefferson Avenue
  9. Grant City
  10. New Dorp
  11. Oakwood Heights
  12. Bay Terrace
  13. Great Kills
  14. Eltingville
  15. Annadale
  16. Huguenot
  17. Prince’s Bay
  18. Pleasant Plains
  19. Richmond Valley
  20. Tottenville
Schedule and Frequency

The Staten Island Railway operates 24/7, providing frequent service throughout the day and night. Trains typically run every 15 to 20 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes during off-peak times. The schedule may vary on holidays and weekends.

Ticketing and Fares

Fares for the Staten Island Railway are paid using the MetroCard, a contactless fare payment system utilized across New York City’s transit network. Single-ride fares are equivalent to standard subway fares within the city’s fare zones. Additionally, unlimited ride MetroCards are available for frequent commuters.

Amenities and Facilities

The Staten Island Railway offers several amenities and facilities to enhance your commuting experience, including:

  • ADA-accessible stations and trains.
  • Comfortable seating.
  • Digital displays providing real-time train information.
  • Onboard announcements for upcoming stations and connections.
  • Wi-Fi access at select stations.

The Staten Island Railway is committed to providing accessibility for all passengers. Stations are equipped with elevators, ramps, and tactile signage to assist individuals with disabilities. Trains feature designated seating areas and priority boarding for those with mobility needs.

Safety and Security

Safety is paramount on the Staten Island Railway. Transit personnel are stationed throughout the system to assist passengers and ensure a safe environment. Passengers are encouraged to report any suspicious activity or emergencies immediately.

Exploring Staten Island

The Staten Island Railway provides convenient access to a variety of attractions and destinations across the borough, including parks, museums, and cultural sites. Whether you’re visiting the Staten Island Zoo, exploring historic Richmond Town, or enjoying the scenic views along the waterfront, the railway offers a convenient and affordable way to travel.

Experience Staten Island with Ease

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, the Staten Island Railway offers a convenient and reliable transportation option to explore Staten Island and beyond. With its extensive network, frequent service, and commitment to accessibility and safety, the SIR is your gateway to all that Staten Island has to offer.

  • Gateway to Staten Island: Connects diverse neighborhoods and attractions.
  • Scenic Route: Offers picturesque views from St. George to Tottenville.
  • Reliable Service: Operates 24/7 for commuters and visitors.
  • Accessibility: Stations are ADA-accessible.
  • Urban Adventures: Access cultural and historical destinations.