Tracks at St. George Terminal  

The St. George terminal is where passengers arriving by ferry from Manhattan access the rail route.  A lighted sign in that rather dingy station indicates which of the multiple tracks will carry the next train out, and identifies the train's destination and local or express status. 

Notwithstanding the line's lack of dedicated express tracks, there is limited rush hour peak-direction service.  And not all runs go the full route length, thus there are multiple destinations.  SIR is in the minority of heavy rail routes in the country that operate around the clock.  

Until the early 1950s two other routes left from St. George.  A "North Shore" line took trains to Arlington.  And South Beach trains headed along the current route until veering off past the Clifton station to head generally south toward Lower New York Bay. 

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