111th Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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111th Street
NYCS 7
New York City Subway rapid transit station
111 Street from Express.jpg
A view of the platform as seen from an express train on the flyover track.
Station statistics
Address 111th Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11368
Borough Queens
Locale Corona
Coordinates 40°45′6.17″N 73°51′20.29″W / 40.7517139°N 73.8556361°W / 40.7517139; -73.8556361Coordinates: 40°45′6.17″N 73°51′20.29″W / 40.7517139°N 73.8556361°W / 40.7517139; -73.8556361
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 5 (2 local in passenger service at platform level; 1 express track above)
Other information
Opened October 13, 1925; 89 years ago (1925-10-13)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,607,926[1] Increase 3.9%
Rank 139 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Mets – Willets Point: 7 all times
Next south 103rd Street – Corona Plaza: 7 all times

111th Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 7 train at all times. It has four tracks and two side platforms on the main level.

At this point, the express track "flies" over the other four tracks. The two center tracks are yard leads of the Corona Yard, home of the 7 train. As a result, trains that go to/from the yard often terminate or begin at this station. Stations with flyover express tracks such as this were far more common on IRT elevated lines in Manhattan of the 19th and early-20th centuries.

This station has full windscreens except at the south end of the northbound platform, which has a waist-high steel fence instead. Exit is at the south end. The mezzanine and stairway landings are wooden while the flooring at the fare control area is concrete. The station has a crossunder between platforms. New signs have covered the old ones.

Station layout[edit]

L3
Express track
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d does not stop here →
L2
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square (103rd Street – Corona Plaza)
Yard lead No regular service
Yard lead No regular service
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street (Mets – Willets Point)
NYCS 7 alighting passengers only (some rush-hour trips) →
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 111th Street (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons

The express track above the station