Rockaway Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)
|Address||Rockaway Boulevard & Liberty Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
|Division||B (IND, formerly BMT)|
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services||A (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||3 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||September 25, 1915|
|Passengers (2012)||2,446,937 3.1%|
|Rank||189 out of 421|
|Next north||88th Street: A|
|Next south||104th Street (local): A
Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (express): no regular service
Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue (Rockaway): A
Rockaway Boulevard is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard, Woodhaven Boulevard/Cross Bay Boulevard, and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens, it is served by the A train at all times.
This station has two side platforms and three tracks with the middle track not used in revenue service. The platforms have beige windscreens and green and brown canopies.
This station has two station-houses with the full-time one at the east (railroad south) end. Single staircases from each platform go down to the elevated station-house beneath the tracks. Inside are a turnstile bank and token booth. Outside of fare control, two staircases lead to either side of Liberty Avenue at Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevard.
The other station-house at the west (railroad north) end is also elevated and beneath the tracks, but unstaffed. It contains two HEET turnstiles, a staircase to each platform, and two staircases to either side of Liberty Avenue at 96th Street. The wooden staircase landings have a high exit-only turnstile to allow passengers to exit the system without having to go through the station-house.
Just to the east of this station, the IND Rockaway Line branches off from the Fulton Street Line and heads south to the Rockaways, while the Fulton Street Line continues ENE to Lefferts Boulevard; both of these are railroad south.
Rockaway Boulevard was one of the six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens, from 80th Street through Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard, as well as the current three track elevated structure, built for the BMT Fulton Street Line in 1915 as part of BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts. The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, and the IND was extended east (railroad south) from Euclid Avenue via a connecting tunnel and new intermediate station at Grant Avenue, with the new service beginning on April 29, 1956.
 Platform layout
|Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Side platform, Doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← towards Dyckman Street or Inwood – 207th Street|
|Center track (no regular service)|
|Southbound||→ towards Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue, Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street, or Lefferts Boulevard|
Media related to Rockaway Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org — IND Fulton: Rockaway Boulevard
- Station Reporter — A Lefferts
- Station Reporter — A Rockaway
- The Subway Nut — Rockaway Boulevard Pictures
- 94th Street/Rockaway Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 96th Street/Cross Bay Boulevard — Woodhaven Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View