30th Avenue (BMT Astoria Line)

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 30 Avenue
 "N" train"W" train
New York City Subway station
30 Avenue Renovated BMT Astoria.jpg
Renovated station platform
Station statistics
Address 30th Avenue & 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11102
Borough Queens
Locale Astoria
Coordinates 40°46′01″N 73°55′17″W / 40.766859°N 73.921423°W / 40.766859; -73.921423Coordinates: 40°46′01″N 73°55′17″W / 40.766859°N 73.921423°W / 40.766859; -73.921423
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Astoria Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W weekdays (weekdays)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q18, Q102
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened February 1, 1917; 101 years ago (1917-02-01)
Closed October 23, 2017; 8 months ago (2017-10-23) (reconstruction)
Rebuilt June 22, 2018; 24 days ago (2018-06-22)
Station code 003[1]
Former/other names 30th Avenue–Grand Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 3,437,709[2]Decrease 26.8%
Rank 148 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Astoria Boulevard: N all timesW weekdays
Next south 36th Avenue: N all timesW weekdays
Broadway: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation

30th Avenue (formerly known as 30th Avenue–Grand Avenue) is a local station on the BMT Astoria Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 30th Avenue and 31st Street in Astoria, the station is served by the N train at all times, as well as by the W train on weekdays.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (36th Avenue)
"W" train toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry (weekdays) (36th Avenue)
No service, temporarily closed: Broadway
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "N" train ("W" train weekdays) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Astoria Boulevard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This elevated station opened on February 1, 1917,[3] along with the opening of the rest of the Astoria Line, as an IRT line station, and the BRT (later BMT) also provided joint service. This station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is not used in revenue service, but it had been used regularly as recently as 2002.[4]

The platforms are narrower at their south ends. The ends of each platform contain full-height mesh windscreens, while the center of the platform contains glass windscreens and black metal canopies. Prior to the 2018 renovations, both platforms had creme-colored windscreens for the entire lengths and red wooden canopies at the platforms' centers.[5]

The 2018 artwork at this station, "Perasma I and II; Dappleganger" by Stephen Westfall, consists of laminated glass panels in the mezzanine.[6]

Station rehabilitation[edit]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, this station, along with 32 others, underwent a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative. Updates included cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[7][8] The award for Package 2 of the renovations, which will cover renovations at the 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue, and 39th Avenue stations, was awarded on April 14, 2017, to Skanska USA.[9] This station, along with 36th Avenue, was closed entirely for around 8 months on October 23, 2017.[10] Since the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations closed, there has been some controversy due to the loss of business near these stations. The stations reopened on June 22, 2018.[11][12]

Exits[edit]

This station's only mezzanine is an elevated wooden station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. It has a turnstile bank and two staircases for each platform. A crossunder is behind the token booth on the north side. A passageway on each side behind the platform stairs leads to a staircase going down to either southern corners of 31st Street and 30th Avenue. Two staircases on the other side go down to the northern corners.[5][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ "First Train Runs On Elevated Line to Astoria Section". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 1, 1917. Retrieved June 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: BMT Astoria Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Cox, Jeremiah. "30 Avenue-Grand Avenue (N,Q) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Astoria subway stations reopen after 8-month redesign". am New York. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2018-06-25. 
  7. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2017. p. 17. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ Evelly, Jeanmarie (September 14, 2017). "2 Astoria Subway Stations to Close for 8 Months on Oct. 23, MTA Says". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  11. ^ "MTA: 30th and 36th Avenue Subway Stations on Schedule to Reopen Late June". Astoria Post. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-06-04. 
  12. ^ "Broadway & 39 Av NW Stations to Undergo Extensive Repairs & Renovations". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  13. ^ "N Train". February 4, 2012. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Astoria" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 

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