103rd Street – Corona Plaza (IRT Flushing Line)
|Address||103rd Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Corona, NY 11368
|Line||IRT Flushing Line|
|Services||7 (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 21, 1917|
|Former/other names||Alburtis Avenue
|Passengers (2012)||6,130,376 0.6%|
|Rank||67 out of 421|
|Next north||111th Street: 7|
|Next south||Junction Boulevard: 7|
103rd Street – Corona Plaza is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, it is served by the 7 train at all times.
This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the rush hour peak direction <7> express service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies supported by green frames and support columns in the center and green waist-high steel fences at both ends. The station names are in the standard black plates in white lettering, though some lampposts at both ends have their original white signs in black letting.
This station's only entrance-exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. A pair of staircases from either side of Roosevelt Avenue between 103rd and 104th Streets go up to the station house, where there is a token booth in the center and a turnstile bank on either side. Both turnstile banks lead to a waiting area/crossunder and have a single staircase going up to either platform.
This station opened on April 21, 1917, as Alburtis Avenue. It was later renamed 104th Street, giving the possibility of a sealed exit at the north end, before taking its current name of 103rd Street – Corona Plaza. This station still contains signs, which have been covered, showing Alburtis Avenue. This station was a terminal for the Astoria and the Corona (or Flushing) Lines until the extension to 111th Street opened on October 13, 1925.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← toward Times Square (Junction Boulevard)|
|Peak-direction express||← does not stop here →|
|Northbound local||→ toward Flushing – Main Street (111th Street) →|
|M||Mezzanine||to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
Media related to 103rd Street – Corona Plaza (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT Flushing Line: 103rd Street/Corona Plaza
- Station Reporter — 7 Train
- 103rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View