30th Avenue (BMT Astoria Line)

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30th Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
N Train Enters 30th Avenue Station.jpg
An N train enters the station
Station statistics
Address 30th Avenue & 31st Street
Queens, 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; 100 years ago (1917-02-01)
Former/other names 30th Avenue – Grand Avenue
Passengers (2015) 4,745,260[1]Decrease 1.3%
Rank 100 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Astoria Boulevard: N all times W weekdays
Next south Broadway: N all times W weekdays

30th Avenue (also 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, it is served by the N train at all times, as well as by the W train on weekdays.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Astoria Blvd
to Broadway
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Broadway)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry (weekdays) (Broadway)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg 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,[2] 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.[3] Both platforms are narrower at their south ends and have creme-colored windscreens for the entire lengths and wooden canopies.[4]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[5][6]


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.[4][7][8]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  2. ^ "First Train Runs On Elevated Line to Astoria Section". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 1, 1917. Retrieved 29 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: BMT Astoria Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  4. ^ a b Cox, Jeremiah. "30 Avenue-Grand Avenue (N,Q) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  7. ^ "N Train". 2012-02-04. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Astoria" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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