Rockaway Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Rockaway Boulevard
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Rockaway Boulevard IND Fulton Line tracks & platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Rockaway Boulevard & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11417
Borough Queens
Locale Ozone Park
Coordinates 40°40′50″N 73°50′37″W / 40.680459°N 73.843703°W / 40.680459; -73.843703Coordinates: 40°40′50″N 73°50′37″W / 40.680459°N 73.843703°W / 40.680459; -73.843703
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services ‹See Tfm›      A all times (all times)
  • MTA Bus: Q7, Q11, Q21, Q41, Q52, Q53, Q112, QM15, QM16, QM17
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915; 99 years ago (September 25, 1915)[1]
Passengers (2014) 2,575,171[2]Decrease 2.3%
Rank 189 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 88th Street: A all times
Next south 104th Street (local): A all times
Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (Lefferts express): no regular service
Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue (Rockaway): A all times
Broad Channel (Rockaways express): no regular service

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 and Cross Bay Boulevards, 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. The center track is 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 west (railroad north) 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 east (railroad south) 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.

This is the last station outbound from Manhattan that is shared by both A train branches. Just past the east end of the platform, the line splits into two routes. Lefferts Boulevard trains continue east along Liberty Avenue to Lefferts Boulevard, while Rockaway Peninsula trains diverge and turn southeast towards Howard Beach, Jamaica Bay, Broad Channel and the Rockaways.

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.

Until the end of the summer of 2015, the Lefferts Boulevard/Rockaway-bound platform will be closed for renovation. The Brooklyn-bound platform will remain open.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS A toward Inwood – 207th Street (88th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (88th Street)
Peak-direction Express No regular service
Southbound NYCS A toward Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park (Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue)
NYCS A (A (New York City Subway service) late nights) toward Lefferts Boulevard (104th Street)
(No service: Lefferts Boulevard (Lefferts) or Broad Channel (Rockaways))
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance


  1. ^ "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". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rockaway Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Southwestern stair