City Terminal Zone
|City Terminal Zone|
diverge from these main routes.
The City Terminal Zone is the name given to a collection of rail lines of the Long Island Rail Road in New York City. Specifically, it refers to all stations that lie in fare zone 1 (except for Mets – Willets Point on the Port Washington Branch), which is the set of stations west of Jamaica.
There are three routes that are considered part of the City Terminal Zone:
- ML = Main Line
- HP = Hunterspoint Avenue - Trains that serve Hunterspoint Avenue and Long Island City in Queens. This route is served only during weekday rush hours in the peak direction (to Long Island City in the morning, from Long Island City in the afternoon).
- NYP = Trains to Penn Station in Manhattan via the East River Tunnels
- AT = Atlantic Branch – Trains that terminate at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.
Until November 2012, the City Terminal Zone also included the Lower Montauk Branch from Long Island City to Jamaica. This line served Penny Bridge, Haberman, Fresh Pond, Glendale, and Richmond Hill stations until March 1998.
In the near future, the City Terminal Zone will include a branch to Grand Central Terminal as a part of the East Side Access project. A new station in Sunnyside, Queens will be built once the remainder of the project is complete.
|Zone||Routes||Miles (km) from
NYP or AT
|1||0.0 (0.0)||Pennsylvania Station|| NYC Subway: (at 34th Street – Penn Station (Seventh Avenue))
(at 34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth Avenue))
NYCT Bus: M4, M7, M20, M34 / M34A SBS, Q32
New Jersey Transit
|1.9 (3.1)||Long Island City|| NYC Subway: (at Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue)
MTA Bus: Q103
NY Waterway: East River Ferry
|2.5 (4.0)||Hunterspoint Avenue|| NYC Subway: (at Hunters Point Avenue)
NYCT Bus: B62
MTA Bus: Q67
|4.9 (7.9)||Woodside|| LIRR: Port Washington Branch
NYC Subway: (at 61st Street – Woodside)
NYCT Bus: Q32
MTA Bus: Q18, Q53, Q70 to LGA
|8.5 (13.7)||Forest Hills|| NYC Subway: (at Forest Hills – 71st Avenue)
MTA Bus: Q23, Q60, Q64
|8.8 (14.2)||Kew Gardens|| NYC Subway: (at Kew Gardens – Union Turnpike)
NYCT Bus: Q10, Q37
MTA Bus: QM18
|0.0 (0.0)||Atlantic Terminal|| NYC Subway: (at Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
NYCT Bus: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67
|1.6 (2.5)||Nostrand Avenue|| NYC Subway: (at Nostrand Avenue)
NYCT Bus: B25, B44, B65
|3.4 (6.4)||East New York|| NYC Subway: (at Atlantic Avenue)
(at Broadway Junction)
NYCT Bus: B12, B20, B25, B83, Q24, Q56
|Boland's Landing||Employees only|
|Jamaica|| LIRR; Babylon, Belmont Park, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach,
Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, and West Hempstead Branches
NYC Subway: (at Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue – JFK Airport)
NYCT Bus: Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56
MTA Bus: Q6, Q8, Q9, Q25, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q60, Q65
NICE Bus: N4
AirTrain JFK: Jamaica Station Route
|Trains continue to Long Island on the Main Line (Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma), Atlantic Branch (Far Rockaway and Long Beach) and Montauk Branch (West Hempstead, Babylon, Montauk)|