Woodhaven Boulevard (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

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Woodhaven Boulevard
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Woodhaven Boulevard-Slattery Plaza.jpg
Station statistics
Address Woodhaven Boulevard & Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11373
Borough Queens
Locale Elmhurst
Coordinates 40°44′00″N 73°52′13″W / 40.73347°N 73.870397°W / 40.73347; -73.870397Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 73°52′13″W / 40.73347°N 73.870397°W / 40.73347; -73.870397
Division B (IND)
Line IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       E late nights (late nights)
      M weekdays until 11 p.m. (weekdays until 11 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened December 31, 1936; 77 years ago (1936-12-31)
Former/other names Woodhaven Boulevard – Slattery Plaza
Woodhaven Boulevard – Queens Mall
Passengers (2013) 7,157,254[1] Steady 0%
Rank 58 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 63rd Drive – Rego Park: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Next south Grand Avenue – Newtown: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights

Woodhaven Boulevard is a local station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, it is served by the R train at all times except nights, when the E train takes over service. The M train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights. The station serves the adjacent Queens Center Mall, as well as numerous bus lines.


Built as a local station, the station was constructed with bellmouth provisions to allow conversion into an express station. A close observation of both ends of this station reveals that the tunnel wall extends outward to allow space for the two side platforms to be replaced with island platforms, with the local tracks taking the side platforms' place. The station would have accommodated a major system expansion, with additional service coming from the Roosevelt Avenue Terminal station and the former LIRR Rockaway Line.

The station was renovated in the 1990s, but retained the now out of date "Woodhaven Blvd – Slattery Plaza" name tablet and "Horace Harding Blvd" directional signs below them. Slattery Plaza was the old name of the area where four main Queens thoroughfares (Eliot Avenue and Horace Harding, Woodhaven, and Queens Boulevards) intersected. The construction of the Long Island Expressway along the Horace Harding corridor caused Slattery Plaza to be demolished.

Queens Center Mall first opened in 1972, but the name convention on subway maps was not in use until the late 1980s. There is no direct indoor access to the Mall's entrance across 59th Avenue from the full length mezzanine. This mezzanine allows crossover from any of the station's four staircases from each platform (total of eight staircases). The full time side at the west end of the mezzanine has three street stairs. One leads to north side of Queens Boulevard and 59th Avenue, the closest to the mall. The other two staircases are through a long passageway to the south side of Queens Boulevard and both sides of Woodhaven Boulevard and act as a cross-pedestrian underpass outside of fare control. The part time side at Horace Harding Blvd has a former booth and one street stair. After the construction of the Long Island Expressway in the mid-1950s, the station entrance at street level appears to be "orphaned," out of character with the rest of the area, since there is nothing for 100 feet (30 metres) in either direction and it abuts an expressway exit ramp.

The 1996 artwork here is called In Memory of The Lost Battalion by Pablo Tauler. It uses nine support beams in the station's mezzanine to create different materials, including stainless steel, to honor the soldiers who served in the 77th Infantry Division during World War I.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue weekdays (Grand Avenue – Newtown)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Grand Avenue – Newtown)
NYCS E toward World Trade Center late nights (Grand Avenue – Newtown)
Southbound express NYCS E NYCS F do not stop here
Northbound express NYCS E NYCS F do not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS R (NYCS M weekdays) toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (63rd Drive – Rego Park)
NYCS E toward Jamaica Center late nights (63rd Drive – Rego Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus service[edit]

A Glendale-bound Q29 bus stopping at Hoffman Drive.

The station and Queens Center Mall are served by nine local MTA Bus routes and two express bus routes. Three of the four Woodhaven Boulevard bus lines (Q11, Q21, Q52 Limited) terminate at the station, with the Q53 Limited bus continuing westward towards the Woodside - 61st Street Station. Except for the Q88, Jamaica-bound Q60 and Corona-bound Q38, all northbound buses stop at the mall entrance, while all southbound buses as well as the QM10 and QM11 express buses stop at Hoffman Drive adjacent to Hoffman Park. The Q88 terminates at 92nd Street, in between the two halves of the mall.

Route Operator Terminal1 Terminal2 via notes
Local Bus Routes
MTA Bus Old Howard Beach or Hamilton Beach Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards
Howard Beach Woodhaven Boulevard, 155th Avenue, 157th Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard
Jackson Heights Glendale 80th Street, Dry Harbor Road, 90th/92nd Streets
Corona (60th Avenue and Otis Avenue) Rego Park (62nd Drive and 108th Street) Eliot Avenue (Corona to Middle Village), Penelope Avenue and 63rd Drive (Middle Village to Rego Park) Via Middle Village - Metropolitan Avenue Station
Arverne By The Sea (Bch 67th St Station) Broadway and Queens Boulevard (Q53)
Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards
Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Limited Stop Service
Woodside - 61st Street Station Rockaway Park - Beach 116th Street Station
Rego Park - 63rd Drive Station Williamsburg, Brooklyn Grand Street and Grand Avenue
East Midtown, Manhattan South Jamaica Queens Boulevard, Sutphin Boulevard
NYCT Queens Village LIRR Station Horace Harding Expressway, 188th Street, 73rd Avenue, Springfield Boulevard
Express Buses
MTA Bus Midtown Manhattan Rego Park / Elmhurst Loop (Drop-off Only) 3rd or 6th Avenue
Downtown Manhattan Downtown Loop


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

External links[edit]

View of the platform on board a train