69th Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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69th Street
NYCS 7
New York City Subway rapid transit station
69 Fisk IRT sta jeh.jpg
South side
Station statistics
Address 69th Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
Borough Queens
Locale Woodside
Coordinates 40°44′46.53″N 73°53′48.66″W / 40.7462583°N 73.8968500°W / 40.7462583; -73.8968500Coordinates: 40°44′46.53″N 73°53′48.66″W / 40.7462583°N 73.8968500°W / 40.7462583; -73.8968500
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 69th Street – Fisk Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,671,584[1] Increase 1.5%
Rank 277 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 74th Street – Broadway: 7 all times
Next south 61st Street – Woodside: 7 all times

69th Street (also known as 69th Street – Fisk Avenue) is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in the Woodside, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times.

This elevated station, opened on April 21, 1917, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the peak direction express service during rush hours. The extreme north (geographical east) end of the northbound platform is a closed work stair leading to a storage area below the tracks.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green support frames and columns in the center and black, waist-high, steel fences at either ends. Black lampposts are at the un-canopied sections at regular intervals and the station signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from the street, one at the northeast corner of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue and the other at the southwest corner, go up to the mezzanine, where there is a token booth at the center and a turnstile bank at either ends. Both turnstile banks lead to a waiting area/crossunder and have one staircase going up to each platform.

The Brooklyn–Queens Expressway passes under the IRT Flushing Line just east of the station. There were formerly crossovers and switches between this station and 61st Street – Woodside. They were removed in 2008 and replaced with crossovers on either side of 74th Street – Broadway. The new crossovers are set up in such a way that trains going in either direction on the express track can stop at 74th Street.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square (61st Street – Woodside)
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street (74th Street – Broadway)
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. 

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