52nd Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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52nd Street
NYCS 7
New York City Subway rapid transit station
52nd Street-Lincoln Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address 52nd Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11377
Borough Queens
Locale Woodside
Coordinates 40°44′38.53″N 73°54′46.31″W / 40.7440361°N 73.9128639°W / 40.7440361; -73.9128639Coordinates: 40°44′38.53″N 73°54′46.31″W / 40.7440361°N 73.9128639°W / 40.7440361; -73.9128639
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 52nd Street – Lincoln Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,182,725[1] Increase 2.1%
Rank 216 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 61st Street – Woodside: 7 all times
Next south 46th Street – Bliss Street: 7 all times

52nd Street (also known as 52nd Street – Lincoln Avenue) is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times.

This elevated station, opened on April 21, 1917, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the rush hour peak direction <7> express train. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green roofs along the entire length except for a small section at the south end, which has only a windscreen on the eastbound side and a waist-high steel fence on the westbound side.

This station has two entrances. The full-time one is a wooden elevated station house beneath the tracks at the south end. It has a single staircase to each platform, waiting area that allows free transfer between directions, turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the street, one to either western corners of 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

The other entrance is at the station's extreme north (geographical east) end. A single canopied staircase from each platform goes down a landing outside of a now-closed elevated station house beneath the tracks. A single HEET turnstile provides entrance/exit from the station before a street stair goes down 53rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The Manhattan-bound staircase is at the northeast corner while the Flushing-bound one is at the southeast corner.

This is the southernmost (geographical west) station on the IRT Flushing Line that is on a steel viaduct above Roosevelt Avenue. West of this station, the line curves and becomes a concrete viaduct above Queens Boulevard until Queensboro Plaza.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square (46th Street – Bliss Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street (61st Street – Woodside)
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]

A 7 train approaches the Flushing-bound platform on October 30, 2011.