103rd Street – Corona Plaza (IRT Flushing Line)

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103rd Street – Corona Plaza
NYCS 7
New York City Subway rapid transit station
103st Flushing IRT jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address 103rd Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Corona, NY 11368
Borough Queens
Locale Corona
Coordinates 40°44′59.57″N 73°51′45.84″W / 40.7498806°N 73.8627333°W / 40.7498806; -73.8627333Coordinates: 40°44′59.57″N 73°51′45.84″W / 40.7498806°N 73.8627333°W / 40.7498806; -73.8627333
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-04-21)
Former/other names Alburtis Avenue
104th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,314,870[1] Increase 3%
Rank 66 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 111th Street: 7 all times
Next south Junction Boulevard: 7 all times

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.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square (Junction Boulevard)
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street (111th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 103rd Street – Corona Plaza (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Old-fashioned smaller signs on the northbound platform.