33rd Street–Rawson Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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33rd Street–Rawson Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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An R62A express train bypasses the station during a light blizzard in February 2013.
Station statistics
Address 33rd Street & Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11101
Borough Queens
Locale Sunnyside
Coordinates 40°44′40.62″N 73°55′52.7″W / 40.7446167°N 73.931306°W / 40.7446167; -73.931306Coordinates: 40°44′40.62″N 73°55′52.7″W / 40.7446167°N 73.931306°W / 40.7446167; -73.931306
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q60
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-04-21)
Former/other names Rawson Street
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,712,153[1]Decrease 4.6%
Rank 138 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 40th Street–Lowery Street: 7 all times
Next south Queensboro Plaza: 7 all times

33rd Street–Rawson Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. It is located over Queens Boulevard on a concrete viaduct. It is served by the 7 train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout
to 40 St–Lowery St
to Queensboro Plz

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street – Corona Plaza on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 33rd Street.[2]

The platforms at 33rd Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[3]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Queensboro Plaza)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (40th Street–Lowery Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

The station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by peak-direction <7> express trains during rush hours. The full-time exit is at 33rd Street and the part-time exit is at 34th Street. The part-time exit has a crossunder to allow free transfers between opposite directions while the full-time one does not, even though it has the layouts that could allow one.

In 1998, the name "Rawson" was removed from the station signs and subway maps. It was restored in 2004 as part of a historical move when the local community decided to commemorate the deceased local Rawson Hart Boddam.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Transit Service on Corona Extension of Dual Subway System Opened to the Public". The New York Times. April 22, 1917. p. RE1. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  3. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955-01-01). Minutes and Proceedings. 

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