Junction Boulevard (IRT Flushing Line)

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Junction Boulevard
NYCS 7 NYCS 7d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Junction Blvd Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Junction Boulevard & Roosevelt Avenue
Corona, NY 11368
Borough Queens
Locale Corona
Coordinates 40°44′57.03″N 73°52′8.75″W / 40.7491750°N 73.8690972°W / 40.7491750; -73.8690972Coordinates: 40°44′57.03″N 73°52′8.75″W / 40.7491750°N 73.8690972°W / 40.7491750; -73.8690972
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 Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-04-21)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Junction Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,816,700[1] Increase 0.5%
Rank 62 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 103rd Street – Corona Plaza (local): 7 all times
Mets – Willets Point (express): <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction
Next south 90th Street – Elmhurst Avenue (local): 7 all times
61st Street – Woodside (express): <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Flushing – Main Street: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction
Mets – Willets Point (local; game days only): 7 all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 74th Street – Broadway (local): 7 all times
61st Street – Woodside (express): <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction

Junction Boulevard (originally Junction Avenue) is an express station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, Queens.

This elevated station opened on April 21, 1917, as part of a large extension of the Flushing Line from its previous eastern terminus at Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street – Corona Plaza. It was part of the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation, albeit served by shuttles of IRT dimensions, and the two companies jointly operated the Flushing and Astoria Lines due to the provisions of the Dual Contracts. The station was renamed Junction Boulevard in 1940.[2]

This station has two island platforms and three tracks. The two outer local tracks are used by the full-time 7 local service while the middle express track is used by the rush-hour peak direction <7> express service. Both platforms have red canopies with green frames and support columns in the center and are narrower at either ends.

This station has one elevated station house beneath the platforms tracks. Four staircases from each corner of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue go up to a mezzanine that has a token booth in the center and a turnstile bank on the east and west sides. These turnstile banks lead to a crossunder and has a single staircase going up to each platform towards the west (railroad south) end.

This station was made ADA accessible in 2007. From the northeast corner of the intersection this station is located at, a single elevator goes up to an enclosed overpass above the platforms with an intermediate stop at the mezzanine. The overpass has two HEET turnstiles and a gate that is automatically opened when a MetroCard is swiped at either turnstile. Inside, two elevators go down to the platforms, one for each. An emergency staircase goes down to the Manhattan-bound platform and an employee-facility is on the Flushing-bound end of the overpass.

Station layout[edit]

3F Crossover Transfer between platforms
P
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square (90th Street – Elmhurst Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d toward Times Square (61st Street – Woodside)
NYCS 7d toward Flushing – Main Street (Mets – Willets Point)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street (103rd Street – Corona Plaza)
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue)
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". MTA New York City Transit. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "1940 BMT system map". NYCSubway. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Junction Boulevard (IRT Flushing Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Elevator from platform