Flushing – Main Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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Flushing – Main Street
NYCS 7 NYCS 7d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
NYCSub 7 Main St.jpg
Station statistics
Address Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Borough Queens
Locale Flushing
Coordinates 40°45′34.28″N 73°49′49.14″W / 40.7595222°N 73.8303167°W / 40.7595222; -73.8303167Coordinates: 40°45′34.28″N 73°49′49.14″W / 40.7595222°N 73.8303167°W / 40.7595222; -73.8303167
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times) <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 2, 1928; 86 years ago (1928-01-02)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 19,102,434[1] Increase 0.4%
Rank 11 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction
Next south Mets – Willets Point: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction


Next Handicapped/disabled access north none: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Junction Boulevard: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction

Main Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001147[2]
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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Entrances/Exits to Main Street
M Concourse Lobby, MetroCard vending machines, station agent
P
Platforms
Track 1 NYCS 7 toward Times Square (Mets – Willets Point) Lippmann Plaza entrance
Lobby, MetroCard vending machines, escalator to Roosevelt Avenue
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator on Roosevelt Avenue east of Main Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Track M NYCS 7 off-peak hours (NYCS 7d peak hours) toward Times Square (Mets – Willets Point)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 NYCS 7 off-peak hours (NYCS 7d 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.

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. The 2013 passenger count for this station was 19,102,434 – making it the 11th busiest station system-wide and busiest outside of Manhattan.[1]

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.[3]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Queens County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places -- (Structure #04001147)

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Flushing – Main Street (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons