104th Street (IND Fulton Street Line)

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104th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Southeastern stair
Station statistics
Address 104th Street & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11417
Borough Queens
Locale South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill
Coordinates 40°40′56″N 73°50′14″W / 40.682233°N 73.837352°W / 40.682233; -73.837352Coordinates: 40°40′56″N 73°50′14″W / 40.682233°N 73.837352°W / 40.682233; -73.837352
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915
(99 years ago)
Former/other names Oxford Avenue
104th Street – Oxford Avenue
Passengers (2013) 516,000[2] Increase 1.6%
Rank 401 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Rockaway Boulevard: A all times
Next south 111th Street: A all times

104th Street is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located on Liberty Avenue at 104th Street in South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, Queens. The station is served by the A train at all times.

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The middle track is not currently used in revenue service. The exit at the northeast end of the station (railroad south) leads to 104th Street. At the opposite end of the station, there was formerly an exit to 102nd Street, which is now sealed. Northwest of the station, there is a view of the abandoned LIRR's Rockaway Beach Branch tracks from the IND Rockaway Line.

This is one of six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens that were originally constructed as part of the BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts System. The stations from 80th Street – Hudson Street to Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard opened on September 25, 1915 as an extension of the Fulton Street Elevated.[1] The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, with a new connection to the IND Fulton Street Line opening on April 29, 1956. The Fulton Street Elevated west of Hudson Street was closed, and eventually demolished.

The station has gone by a number of different names. It opened as Oxford Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Oxford Avenue", with "104th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print.[3] By 1948, "Oxford" and "104" were shown in equal sizes,[4] and by 1959 the name was shown as "104 St–Oxford".[5] The current official map shows the name as just "104 St".[6] Station signage still shows "104th Street – Oxford Avenue".

The station was completely renovated in 2014.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS A toward Inwood – 207th Street (Rockaway Boulevard)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (Rockaway Boulevard)
Peak-direction Express No regular service
Southbound NYCS A (NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg late nights) toward Lefferts Boulevard (111th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance


  1. ^ a b c "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division" (GIF). 1924. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System" (GIF). 1948. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide" (GIF). 1959. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 

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