Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (BMT Astoria Line)

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Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard
NYCS N NYCS Q
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard.jpg
Station statistics
Address 23rd Avenue, Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street
Queens, NY 11105
Borough Queens
Locale Astoria
Coordinates 40°46′34″N 73°54′39″W / 40.776089°N 73.910737°W / 40.776089; -73.910737Coordinates: 40°46′34″N 73°54′39″W / 40.776089°N 73.910737°W / 40.776089; -73.910737
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Astoria Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q weekdays (weekdays)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 19, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-07-19)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5,405,084[1] Increase 3.3%
Rank 81 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): N all times Q weekdays
Next south Astoria Boulevard: N all times Q weekdays
Looking south from the station platform

Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard is the northern terminal station on the BMT Astoria Line of the New York City Subway. Located between 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard above 31st Street in Astoria, Queens, it is served by the N train at all times and the Q train on weekdays.

This elevated station opened on July 19, 1917 as an IRT line station, the BRT (later BMT) also provided joint service. In 1949, the joint service was discontinued, leaving the BMT to provide full-time service.

This station has two tracks and an island platform and is partially located under the New York Connecting Railroad (NYCR). The tracks end at bumper blocks at the north end of the platform. The platform canopy extends to the portion of the platform under the NYCR.

The station's only mezzanine is a station house beneath the tracks and platforms. Two double-wide staircases from the platform go down to their own bank of turnstiles with a token booth in the middle. Outside fare control, there are four staircases, two going down to the west side of 31st Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue and two going down to the east side. The east side of the station house has a short, enclosed pedestrian bridge that leads to the Ditmars Plaza Mini Mall, located on the second floor of the adjacent Garry Building. This mall has a staircase to the street, providing another entrance to the station.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Southbound NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (Astoria Boulevard)
NYCS Q toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton (weekdays) (Astoria Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (Astoria Boulevard)
NYCS Q toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton (weekdays) (Astoria Boulevard)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 

External links[edit]

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