46th Street (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

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For the station actually at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard, see 46th Street – Bliss Street (IRT Flushing Line).
46th Street
NYCS E NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
46th Street Station by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address 46th Street & Broadway
Queens, NY 11103
Borough Queens
Locale Astoria
Coordinates 40°45′24″N 73°54′51″W / 40.756685°N 73.914256°W / 40.756685; -73.914256Coordinates: 40°45′24″N 73°54′51″W / 40.756685°N 73.914256°W / 40.756685; -73.914256
Division B (IND)
Line IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       E late nights (late nights)
      M weekdays until 11 p.m. (weekdays until 11 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 19, 1933; 81 years ago (1933-08-19)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,014,082[1] Increase 1.2%
Rank 164 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Northern Boulevard: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Next south Steinway Street: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights

46th Street is a local station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 46th Street and Broadway in Astoria, Queens, it is served by the R train at all times except nights, when the E train takes over service. The M train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.

This underground station, opened on August 19, 1933, has two tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks on the IND Queens Boulevard Line, used by the E train during daytime hours and the F train at all times, run under Northern Boulevard and are not visible at this station.

Both platforms have a purple trim line on a black border and name tablets reading "46TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a black background with a purple border. Beneath them are small directional and station signs (reading "46TH ST.") in white lettering on a black background. Purple I-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at either ends and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The full-time side is at the west (railroad south) end of the Manhattan-bound platform. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one staircase to the northwest corner of 46th Street and Broadway. The fare control area on the same end of Forest Hills-bound platform has a part-time turnstile bank and token booth (with two High Entry-Exit Turnstiles providing access to and from the station at all times) and one staircase to the southwest corner of 46th Street and Broadway.

The fare control area on the east (railroad north) end of the Manhattan-bound platform has a part-time turnstile bank and customer assistance booth (with two High Entry-Exit Turnstiles providing access to and from the station at all times) and one staircase going up to the north side of Newtown Road between Broadway and 48th Street. The fare control area on this end of the Forest Hills-bound platform is un-staffed, containing full height turnstiles and one staircase going up to the southeast corner of Broadway and 48th Street.

There is evidence of another fare control area at the center of both platforms, presumably leading to 47th Street. The Forest Hills-bound platform has a set of doors leading to an employee-only facility while the Manhattan-bound platform has a wide fenced off area.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue weekdays (Steinway Street)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Steinway Street)
NYCS E toward World Trade Center late nights (Steinway Street)
Northbound local NYCS R (NYCS M weekdays) toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Northern Boulevard)
NYCS E toward Jamaica Center late nights (Northern Boulevard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

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