Flushing – Main Street (IRT Flushing Line)
|Address||Main Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
|Line||IRT Flushing Line|
|Services||7 (all times) <7> (rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction)|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||January 2, 1928|
|Passengers (2012)||19,034,789 0.4%|
|Rank||11 out of 421|
|Next north||(Terminal): 7 <7>|
|Next south||Mets – Willets Point: 7 <7>|
|Next south||Junction Boulevard: 7 <7>|
Main Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||04001147|
|Added to NRHP||October 14, 2004|
Flushing – Main Street is the northern terminal station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens. It is served by the 7 at all times and the <7> train rush hours in the peak direction.
|M||Concourse||Lobby, MetroCard vending machines, station agent
(Elevator on Roosevelt Avenue east of Main Street)
|Track 1||← toward Times Square (Mets – Willets Point)|
|Track M||← off-peak hours ( peak hours) toward Times Square (Mets – Willets Point)|
|Track 2||← off-peak hours ( peak hours) toward Times Square (Mets – Willets Point)|
It is a three track, two island platform station, completely renovated between 1999 and 2000, with ADA-compliant access added. Mosaic tiles read "MAIN STREET"; small tiles along the platforms read "M". The original street exit is in the middle of the platforms with a separate fare control mezzanine above the tracks. The new fare control area at the east end has an extremely high ceiling, approximately 40 feet (12 m) below the street level, and provides an elevator, three escalators, and a stairway to street level at Lippman Plaza. New artwork has been installed over the row of turnstiles.
During weekdays from approximately 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and from 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM, some 7 trains change designation here. In the morning, some terminating 7 trains become <7> trains for the return trip to Manhattan; in the late afternoon and evening, all terminating <7> trains become 7 trains for the return trip.
There are six entrances at street level. The main entrance can be accessed through four of these and is located in the center of the platforms and leads to the station service mezzanine with a 24-hour station agent's booth. The other two entrances are located on opposite sides of Roosevelt Avenue. Exiting west from the station on Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street will take you to the Flushing Chinatown. The 2012 passenger count for this station was 19,034,789 – making it the 11th busiest station system-wide and busiest outside of Manhattan.
The new Lippmann Plaza entrance opened in 1999 and is located at the far east end of the station, beyond the bumper blocks at end of the tracks. Prior to 1999, the tracks went past where the current bumper blocks are, to a dead-end. The new entrance has stairs, an escalator, and an ADA-accessible elevator. Flushing–Main Street Station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.
At the west end of the station platforms are the offices and dispatch tower for the Flushing Line. This is where the trains are dispatched, crews report, and the line is controlled from.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- Queens County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places -- (Structure #04001147)
- Lee Stokey. Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography. 1994. ISBN 978-0-9635486-1-0
Media related to Flushing – Main Street (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT Flushing Line: Main Street/Flushing
- nycsubway.org — Happy World Artwork by Ik-Joong Kang (1998)
- Station Reporter — 7 Train
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Flushing – Main Street (IRT Flushing Line)
- Main Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Eastern entrance on Roosevelt Avenue from Google Maps Street View