Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard
NYCS A
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Lefferts Boulevard.jpg
Station statistics
Address Lefferts Boulevard & Liberty Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Borough Queens
Locale Richmond Hill
Coordinates 40°41′10″N 73°49′27″W / 40.686203°N 73.82422°W / 40.686203; -73.82422Coordinates: 40°41′10″N 73°49′27″W / 40.686203°N 73.82422°W / 40.686203; -73.82422
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915; 98 years ago (1915-09-25)[1]
Former/other names Lefferts Avenue
Lefferts Avenue – 119th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,262,961[2] Increase 0.7%
Rank 210 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 111th Street (local): A all times
Rockaway Boulevard (express): no regular service
Next south (Terminal): A all times

Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard is an elevated terminal station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Queens. Despite its name, the station is not actually located in Ozone Park, but rather in the adjacent neighborhood of Richmond Hill.

This station is one of the three southern terminals for the A train. Although this is a "south" terminal in railroad directions (considering the Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan as north–south), Liberty Avenue underneath runs geographically WSW–ENE, so a train approach the "south" is actually traveling ENE, or more north than south.

This station has one island platform and two tracks. The tracks at the geographic north end of the station end at bumper blocks. At the geographic south end of the station, the line splits from two tracks to three. The middle express track is not currently used in revenue service.

The full-time entrance is at the geographic north end of the station. The exit at the opposite end has HEET access, with a mezzanine that leads to 116th street, with various offices and transit employee facilities. This mezzanine was renovated by an in-house contract in 1999. Tile colors here are light beige with dark green accents, installed in 1997.

This is one of six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens that were originally constructed as part of the BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts. The stations from 80th Street – Hudson Street to Lefferts Boulevard opened on September 25, 1915 as an extension of the Fulton Street Elevated Line.[1] The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, with a new connection to the IND Fulton Street Line opening on April 29, 1956. The Fulton Street Elevated west of Hudson Street was closed, and eventually demolished.

The station has gone by a number of different names. It opened as Lefferts Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Lefferts Avenue", with "119th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print.[3] By 1948, "Lefferts" and "119" were shown in equal sizes,[4] and by 1959 the name was shown as "119 St–Lefferts".[5] Lefferts Avenue was later renamed Lefferts Boulevard, and the station appears as "Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard" on the current official map.[6]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Northbound NYCS A toward Inwood – 207th Street (111th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (111th Street)
(No service: Rockaway Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound NYCS A toward Inwood – 207th Street (111th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (111th Street)
(No service: Rockaway Boulevard)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  3. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division" (GIF). 1924. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System" (GIF). 1948. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide" (GIF). 1959. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  6. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Northwestern street stair