An interesting feature at Rockaway Parkway is the operation of a bus transfer station within the fare control. When the rail and trolley service to Canarsie Pier was discontinued, riders were entitled to a free transfer to the replacement buses. Rather than issue paper transfers so riders could exit to the street for the buses, a loop was built next to the station with a boarding platform. Train riders could walk directly to the bus platform without leaving the fare control zone. At the street, a chain link fence gate blocked access to the bus area to prevent pedestrians from sneaking in for a free ride. The gate was operated by an electric trigger. Other buses serving the station stopped at the curb and picked up passengers outside the fare control.
Adjacent to the station is the Canarsie Yard.