Fresh Pond Road (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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Fresh Pond Road
NYCS M
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Fresh Pond Rd BMT station ramp jeh.JPG
Street entrance (note that the brown M logo indicates former Nassau Street Line service)
Station statistics
Address Fresh Pond Road opposite 67th Avenue
Queens, NY 11385
Borough Queens
Locale Ridgewood
Coordinates 40°42′21″N 73°53′48″W / 40.705953°N 73.896704°W / 40.705953; -73.896704Coordinates: 40°42′21″N 73°53′48″W / 40.705953°N 73.896704°W / 40.705953; -73.896704
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services       M all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 9, 1915; 99 years ago (1915-08-09)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,534,754[1] Decrease 3.4%
Rank 293 out of 421
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
M all times
Terminus

Fresh Pond Road is a station on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located on Fresh Pond Road opposite of 67th Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, it is served by the M train at all times.

This elevated station, launched on August 9, 1915 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, has two tracks and an island platform. The platform is wider than those in most other stations in the system because the station was formerly a major transfer point to the Flushing–Ridgewood streetcar Line to Flushing. This service was replaced by the Q58 bus on July 17, 1949.

A brown canopy with green frames and support columns run along the entire length of the platform except for a small section at the west end (railroad north). Below the station is an MTA-owned lot commonly used for storing buses based out of the neighboring Fresh Pond Bus Depot.

This station has a station house below the platform and tracks near the east (railroad south) end. Two staircases from the platform go down to the waiting area, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two sets of doors.

One set of doors leads to an elevated passageway that turns 90 degrees to a short staircase before a ramp goes down to the east side of Fresh Pond Road. The passageway has a high exit-only turnstile with its own staircase from the platform. The station house's other set of doors leads to a staircase that goes down to a passageway on the left and also goes to a disused and usually gated staircase on the right. The passageway heads to a four-step stairway at the dead-end of 62nd Street, north of 68th Avenue, and the staircase comes out just behind (east) of the start of the ramp to Fresh Pond Road.

To the east of the station is the Fresh Pond Yard. However, it can only be accessed from Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue, the next station east (railroad south). Trains heading to the yard from Manhattan and Brooklyn, first platform at Metropolitan Avenue, then reverse into the yard.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound NYCS M toward 71st Avenue (weekdays), Essex Street (weekends), Myrtle Avenue (late nights) (Forest Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound NYCS M toward Metropolitan Avenue (Terminus)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

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

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