Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street (New York City Subway)

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Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street
NYCS 7 NYCS E NYCS F NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue Terminal.JPG
The station complex and adjoining bus terminal as seen from Broadway and 75th Street
Station statistics
Address Roosevelt Avenue, 74th Street & Broadway
Queens, NY 11372
Borough Queens
Locale Jackson Heights
Coordinates 40°44′48.35″N 73°53′29.47″W / 40.7467639°N 73.8915194°W / 40.7467639; -73.8915194Coordinates: 40°44′48.35″N 73°53′29.47″W / 40.7467639°N 73.8915194°W / 40.7467639; -73.8915194
Division A (IRT), B (IND)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
      E all times (all times)
      F all times (all times)
      M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Connection
Levels 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 16,864,938 (station complex)[1] Increase 3%
Rank 14 out of 421

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street – Broadway (or simply Jackson Heights or Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street) is a New York City Subway station complex served by the IRT Flushing Line and the IND Queens Boulevard Line. Located at 74th Street, Broadway, and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens, it is served by the:

  • 7, E, and F trains at all times
  • R train at all times except late nights
  • M train weekdays except late nights

Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square (69th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street (82nd Street – Jackson Heights)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
1F Mezzanine to Exits
G Street Level Exit/Entrance, station house fare control and bus loops
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator after fare control in station house on Roosevelt Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets,
or enter on Broadway between 74th and 75th Streets)
B1–2 Mezzanines to Exits, fare control
B3 Southbound local NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue (65th Street)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (65th Street)
NYCS E toward World Trade Center late nights (65th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express NYCS E toward World Trade Center (Queens Plaza)
NYCS F toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (21st Street – Queensbridge)
Northbound express NYCS E toward Jamaica Center (Forest Hills – 71st Avenue)
NYCS F toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Forest Hills – 71st Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS M NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Elmhurst Avenue)
NYCS E toward Jamaica Center late nights (Elmhurst Avenue)


IRT Flushing Line platforms[edit]

74th Street – Broadway
NYCS 7
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Jacksonhts Subway.jpg
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-04-21)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station succession
Next north 82nd Street – Jackson Heights: 7 all times
Next south 69th Street: 7 all times


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Junction Boulevard: 7 all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 61st Street – Woodside: 7 all times

74th Street – Broadway is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the rush hour peak direction <7> express service, but trains do not stop here. It is served by the 7 train at all times.

The station has two fare control areas, both of which connect to the IND Queens Boulevard Line via five long escalators: three at 73rd Street and two at 74th. The 74th Street mezzanine has a wooden floor with windscreen on the stairs, a booth, and a crossunder. The 73rd Street mezzanine contains wooden stair walls, no windows, and no booth (the booth being in the IND entrance at street level). The canopy at the south end is different, having been added later than the original canopy. Construction on a new station building was completed in 2005. The 2004 artwork here is called Passage by Tom Patti.

Interior staircase to IRT mezzanine
Passengers boarding at the IRT platform


IND Queens Boulevard Line platforms[edit]

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue
NYCS E NYCS F NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Avenue Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       E all times (all times)
      F all times (all times)
      M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Structure Underground
Levels 2 (upper level unused)
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened August 19, 1933; 81 years ago (1933-08-19)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station succession
Next north Elmhurst Avenue (local): E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (express): E all except late nights F all times
Next south 65th Street (local): E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Queens Plaza (express): E all except late nights
21st Street – Queensbridge (express via 63rd Street): F all times


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Forest Hills – 71st Avenue: E all times F all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Queens Plaza (via Queens Boulevard): E all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. R all hours except late nights
21st Street – Queensbridge (via 63rd Street): F all times

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue is an express station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line that has four tracks and two island platforms. The outer track walls have a blue color stripe with a black border and no name tablets. The platforms' I-beams columns are painted in blue. The fare control is in the center of the full-length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks.

Exiting the northern fare control and following the passageway leads to the built, but never used Roosevelt Avenue terminal station for the IND Second System.[2] This terminal has an island platform with a trackway on each side. There are no rails in the trackbeds, but tiles depicting the station name on the tile walls are present.[3] The signs hanging over the platform, however, are blank. East of the station lies a long, dark section of tunnel with provision for a crossover[4] and a ramp down to the Manhattan-bound local track of the active mainline below.[5] The unused tunnel has about 750 feet of trackway.[6] Along these trackways, trains from the lower level tracks can be seen.[7] The never-used upper level platform was only long enough for 8 (60 ft) cars rather than the IND maximum of 10.

There is a trackway just east of Roosevelt Avenue that diverges away from the Manhattan-bound local track. The trackway ramps up to the same level as the two trackways coming from the never-used Roosevelt Avenue Terminal,[5] making three trackways on the upper level. The ramp flies over the mainline tracks along with the two other trackways. Between 78th and 79th Streets, the three trackways on upper level curve towards the south and ending at the wall at the edge of constructed subway. There is a diverging bellmouth next to the Jamaica-bound local track several hundred feet north of the station just at the location where the three upstairs trackways are crossing over. This bellmouth also curves towards the south and similarly ends on a concrete wall shortly after the start of the bellmouth. At the end of the unused tunnel there is an emergency exit[8] that opens out to the south side of Broadway across the street from Elmhurst Hospital. The four-track subway running south was a plan for a line along the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way to Garfield Avenue and 65th Place. The line would have turned along 65th Place to Fresh Pond Road and then along Fresh Pond Road to Cypress Hills Street. The line would have merged with the Myrtle Avenue – Central Avenue Line to the Rockaways proposed in 1929. All four trackways end at a concrete wall where they begin to diverge from the excavation for the existing line.

East of this station, next to the southbound track, the bellmouth with the ramp ascending to the upper level once had a layup track on it. On the Roosevelt Avenue interlocking machine in the station tower, there are spare levers for the necessary signals and switches. On the southbound local track, there is a homeball signal, "D1-1415", which has the lower portion lenses covered over and now functions as an automatic signal. A look at the interlocking machine shows it just the right way with certain lighting to see faint indentations of where the Winfield spur was to have turned off from the D1 track and the D2 track.

Newly renovated tiles at Roosevelt Avenue


Victor A. Moore Bus Terminal[edit]

The subway complex has been integrated into the Victor A. Moore Bus Terminal. Originally an art deco-type structure of the 1930s known as the Victor Moore Arcade, it was a streamlined local landmark of the 1930s, where passengers could transfer from the new IND subway to buses for distant neighborhoods and LaGuardia Airport.[9] The "arcade" was replaced during the 2005 reconstruction of the IRT Flushing Line platforms.[10] It includes one of the first green buildings in the MTA system, which is partially powered by solar panels built into the roof.[10]

Six bus lines served in and near the terminal provide easier transfer to the subway and bus connections. Lanes 1 through 3 served inside the terminal.

All buses are operated by MTA Bus Company except one route. Q32 is operated by MTA New York City Transit.

Lane Route Destination
1 Q33 East Elmhurst
Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street
2 Q49 East Elmhurst
Astoria Boulevard and 102nd Street
3 Q47 Northbound:
LaGuardia Airport, Marine Air Terminal
75th Street
at Broadway
Q47 Southbound:
Glendale
The Shops at Atlas Park mall
Roosevelt Avenue
at 74th Street
Q32 Westbound:
Penn Station, Midtown Manhattan
West 32nd Street and 7th Avenue
Eastbound:
Jackson Heights
Northern Boulevard and 81st Street
Q70
Limited-stops
Northbound:
LaGuardia Airport, All terminals except Marine Air Terminal
Southbound:
Woodside
61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue
Broadway at
75th Street
Q53
Limited-stops
Northbound:
Woodside
61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue
Southbound:
Rockaway Park
Beach 116th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard


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External links[edit]

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