40th Street–Lowery Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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40th Street–Lowery Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
RFW 40St.jpeg
Station statistics
Address 40th Street & Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11104
Borough Queens
Locale Sunnyside
Coordinates 40°44′37.72″N 73°55′27.04″W / 40.7438111°N 73.9241778°W / 40.7438111; -73.9241778Coordinates: 40°44′37.72″N 73°55′27.04″W / 40.7438111°N 73.9241778°W / 40.7438111; -73.9241778
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; 100 years ago (1917-04-21)
Former/other names Lowery Street
Passengers (2015) 3,421,569[1]Decrease 2.1%
Rank 149 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 46th Street–Bliss Street: 7 all times
Next south 33rd Street–Rawson Street: 7 all times

40th Street–Lowery Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 7 local train at all times.


Track layout
to 46 St–Bliss St
to 33 St–Rawson St

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street – Corona Plaza on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 40h Street.[2]

The platforms at 40th Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (33rd Street–Rawson Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (46th Street–Bliss Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Street view

The station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by peak-direction <7> express trains during rush hours.

In 1998, the name "Lowery", a former name for 40th Street in 1917 at the time of construction,[4] was removed from the station and maps, but was restored in 2004 as part of a historical move. The 1999 artwork featured at the station is called Q is for Queens by Yumi Heo.


The exit is under the tracks in the median of Queens Boulevard. The exit is at 40th Street with two stairs from each platform. Since fare control is on different sides of the exit, there is no free transfer between directions, although the station's layout could allow one.[5]


  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. 
  4. ^ "QUEENS BOULEVARD along the Flushing El". Forgotten NY. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Long Island City" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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