Grand Avenue – Newtown (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Grand Avenue – Newtown
NYCS E NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Grand Ave-Newtown Station by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Grand Avenue, Broadway & Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11373
Borough Queens
Locale Elmhurst
Coordinates 40°44′13″N 73°52′39″W / 40.73695°N 73.877521°W / 40.73695; -73.877521Coordinates: 40°44′13″N 73°52′39″W / 40.73695°N 73.877521°W / 40.73695; -73.877521
Division B (IND)
Line IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       E late nights (late nights)
      M weekdays until 11 p.m. (weekdays until 11 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened December 31, 1936; 77 years ago (1936-12-31)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5,832,568[1] Increase 1.6%
Rank 74 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Woodhaven Boulevard: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Next south Elmhurst Avenue: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights

Grand Avenue – Newtown is a local station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located under private property at the northeast corner of the intersection of Grand Avenue, Broadway, and Queens Boulevard in the neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens, it is served by the R train at all times except nights, when the E train takes over service. The M train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.

Both platforms have a medium Cerulean Blue tile band with a black border with small "GRAND" captions in white lettering on a black background beneath them. They also have name tablets reading "GRAND AVE." with "NEWTOWN" shown beneath in white sans serif lettering on a black background and a Cerulean Blue border. Concrete-clad columns painted Cadet blue run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black name plates in white lettering.

There are four tracks and two side platforms here. The station has a full length mezzanine, but as the fare control and booth area are at the center of the mezzanine, crossover is available only at the easternmost staircase. Each side has two sets of street stairs, with the full-time entrance at Grand Avenue and Broadway on the west end. The other two staircases by the crossover are closed at night, but there is HEET access at both ends without having to walk down to the middle of the mezzanine to exit fare control. It is evident from the two closed staircases at the Manhattan-bound side, that there were two fare control areas, one at each end. In total, this side of the station has four staircases in addition to the two closed ones mentioned, while the other side has five staircases.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue weekdays (Elmhurst Avenue)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Elmhurst Avenue)
NYCS E toward World Trade Center late nights (Elmhurst Avenue)
Southbound express NYCS E NYCS F do not stop here
Northbound express NYCS E NYCS F do not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS R (NYCS M weekdays) toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Woodhaven Boulevard)
NYCS E toward Jamaica Center late nights (Woodhaven Boulevard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

External links[edit]

Southern street stair prior to the V train being discontinued and the G being permanently cut back to Court Square.