Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)
|Address||Lefferts Boulevard & Liberty Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
|Division||B (IND, formerly BMT)|
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services||A (all times)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||September 25, 1915|
|Former/other names||Lefferts Avenue
Lefferts Avenue – 119th Street
|Passengers (2012)||2,246,624 1.7%|
|Rank||203 out of 421|
|Next north||111th Street (local): A
Rockaway Boulevard (express): no regular service
|Next south||(Terminal): A|
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. 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. A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Lefferts Avenue", with "119th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print. By 1948, "Lefferts" and "119" were shown in equal sizes, and by 1959 the name was shown as "119 St–Lefferts". Lefferts Avenue was later renamed Lefferts Boulevard, and the station appears as "Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard" on the current official map.
Platform layout 
|L1||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|F1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agents|
|Platform level||Northbound||← towards Dyckman Street or Inwood – 207th Street|
|Northbound||← towards Dyckman Street or Inwood – 207th Street|
- "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved 2007-09-28.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division" (GIF). 1924. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
- "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System" (GIF). 1948. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
- "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide" (GIF). 1959. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
- "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
Media related to Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org — IND Fulton Street Line: Lefferts Boulevard
- Station Reporter — A Lefferts
- The Subway Nut — Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard Pictures
- Lefferts Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 116th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View