52nd Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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 52 Street
 "7" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
52nd Street-Lincoln Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address 52nd Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
Borough Queens
Locale Woodside
Coordinates 40°44′38.53″N 73°54′46.31″W / 40.7440361°N 73.9128639°W / 40.7440361; -73.9128639Coordinates: 40°44′38.53″N 73°54′46.31″W / 40.7440361°N 73.9128639°W / 40.7440361; -73.9128639
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 101 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code 457[1]
Former/other names 52nd Street–Lincoln Avenue
Passengers (2017) 2,027,659[2]Decrease 4.9%
Rank 243 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 61st Street–Woodside: 7 all times
Next south 46th Street–Bliss Street: 7 all times

52nd Street (also known as 52nd Street–Lincoln Avenue) is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times.


Track layout

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to Alburtis Avenue (now 103rd Street–Corona Plaza) on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 52nd Street.[3]

The platforms at 52nd Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "7" train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (46th Street–Bliss Street)
Peak-direction express "7" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "7" train toward Flushing–Main Street (61st Street–Woodside)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits
A 7 train approaches the Flushing-bound platform

This elevated station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the rush hour peak direction <7> express train. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green roofs along the entire length except for a small section at the south end, which has only a windscreen on the eastbound side and a waist-high steel fence on the westbound side.[5][6]

This is the southernmost (geographical west) station on the IRT Flushing Line that is on a steel viaduct above Roosevelt Avenue. West of this station, the line curves and becomes a concrete viaduct above Queens Boulevard until 32nd Place.


This station has two entrances. The full-time one is a wooden elevated station house beneath the tracks at the south end. It has a single staircase to each platform, waiting area that allows free transfer between directions, turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the street, one to each western corner of 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.[5][6]

The other entrance is at the station's extreme north (geographical east) end. A single canopied staircase from each platform goes down a landing outside of a now-closed elevated station house beneath the tracks. A single HEET turnstile provides entrance/exit from the station before a street stair goes down 53rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The Manhattan-bound staircase is at the northeast corner while the Flushing-bound one is at the southeast corner.[5][6]


  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. ^ "Transit Service on Corona Extension of Dual Subway System Opened to the Public". The New York Times. April 22, 1917. p. RE1. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  5. ^ a b c "www.nycsubway.org: IRT Flushing Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Cox, Jeremiah. "52 Street-Lincoln Av (7) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.

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