Northern Boulevard (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

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Northern Boulevard
NYCS E NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Northern Blvd - Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Address Northern Boulevard & Broadway
Woodside, NY 11377
Borough Queens
Locale Woodside
Coordinates 40°45′12″N 73°54′25″W / 40.753239°N 73.906918°W / 40.753239; -73.906918Coordinates: 40°45′12″N 73°54′25″W / 40.753239°N 73.906918°W / 40.753239; -73.906918
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 2
Other information
Opened August 19, 1933; 80 years ago (1933-08-19)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,239,136[1] Increase 1.1%
Rank 214 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 65th Street: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Next south 46th Street: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights

Northern Boulevard is a local station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Broadway, 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. There are two tracks and two side platforms. The tile band is Puce with a black border, and a number of replacement tiles in different shades of violet and purple have been placed during repairs. The station's name is abbreviated as "N BLVD" on the tile captions.

The station's exits are at the western end at Northern Boulevard and Broadway. Fare controls are at platform level and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The booth on the southbound side is full time. Each fare control area has one street stair. There are closed exits at the eastern end on both sides.

The IND "56th Street" direction tile and arrow are left intact on both platforms under the "Northern Blvd" tablet. There are heavy columns across one part of the station, where the New York Connecting Railroad to the Hell Gate Bridge crosses over. There is an older style wooden token booth in the mezzanine of the uptown entrance.

In the western half of this station, the express tracks go underneath the local tracks to run along Northern Boulevard. A short distance east of here, the express tracks rise to the same level as the local tracks. To the south (geographical west) of this station, there is a single crossover connecting the two tracks.

There is an emergency exit at the western end of the Forest Hills-bound platform at this station, which leads to the D3 and D4 express tracks below.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue weekdays (46th Street)
NYCS R toward Whitehall Street (weekdays) Bay Ridge – 95th Street (weekends) (46th Street)
NYCS E toward World Trade Center late nights (46th Street)
Northbound local NYCS R (NYCS M weekdays) toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (65th Street)
NYCS E toward Jamaica Center late nights (65th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has two tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks are below the station and not visible from the platforms. West of the station, the express tracks turn south under Northern Boulevard.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Northern Boulevard (IND Queens Boulevard Line) at Wikimedia Commons

South side of Northern Boulevard