Hunters Point Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)

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Not to be confused with Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line).
Hunters Point Avenue
NYCS 7 NYCS 7d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
NYCSub 7 Hunters Pt Av.jpg
Station statistics
Address 49th Avenue & 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Borough Queens
Locale Long Island City
Coordinates 40°44′32.57″N 73°56′57.33″W / 40.7423806°N 73.9492583°W / 40.7423806; -73.9492583Coordinates: 40°44′32.57″N 73°56′57.33″W / 40.7423806°N 73.9492583°W / 40.7423806; -73.9492583
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 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 5, 1916; 97 years ago (1916-11-05)
Former/other names 49th Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,710,103[1] Increase 0.4%
Rank 270 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Court Square: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction
Next south Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction

Hunters Point Avenue is a station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 49th Avenue (Hunters Point Avenue) and 21st Street in the Long Island City, Queens, is served by the 7 train at all times and the <7> train rush hours in the peak direction.

This station, opened on November 5, 1916, is the eastern-most (railroad north) underground station on the Flushing Line until the northbound terminal station (Flushing – Main Street). The tunnel portal is at the eastern end of the station. Just outside the portal is a diamond crossover linking the two tracks.

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Its architecture is in an Italianate design of brown color. Tilework includes a trimline with "HP" tiles on it and name tablets reading "HUNTERS POINT AVE." in gold serif font. The platform columns also have a trim line with "HP" tiles below them.

This station has one fare control area above the platforms and tracks near the north end. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank and several exit only turnstiles provide access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and one staircase going up to the north side of 49th/Hunters Point Avenue with 21st Street several hundred yards to the west. Two other staircases to the east go up to the north side of the same street and is near the Long Island Rail Road's Hunterspoint Avenue station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound NYCS 7 NYCS 7d toward Times Square (Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue)
Northbound NYCS 7 NYCS 7d toward Flushing – Main Street (Court Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hunters Point Avenue (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons

East stair