61st Street–Woodside (IRT Flushing Line)

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61st Street–Woodside
NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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A 7 Express train of R62A cars at the station
Station statistics
Address 61st Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11377
Borough Queens
Locale Woodside
Coordinates 40°44′44.19″N 73°54′10.68″W / 40.7456083°N 73.9029667°W / 40.7456083; -73.9029667Coordinates: 40°44′44.19″N 73°54′10.68″W / 40.7456083°N 73.9029667°W / 40.7456083; -73.9029667
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times) <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q18, Q53, Airport transportation Q70
Railway transportation LIRR: City Terminal Zone and Port Washington Branch (at Woodside)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-04-21)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Woodside
Woodside–61st Street
61st Street
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 5,432,682[1]Increase 1.4%
Rank 82 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 69th Street (local): 7 all times
Junction Boulevard (express): <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next south 52nd Street (local): 7 all times
Queensboro Plaza (express): <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction


Next Handicapped/disabled access north 74th Street–Broadway (local): 7 all times
Junction Boulevard (express): <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Court Square: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction

61st Street–Woodside (announced as Woodside–61st Street on the R188 cars) is an express station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway located at 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, Queens. It is served by the 7 train, with additional peak-direction <7> service during rush hours.

History[edit]

61st Street–Woodside opened on April 21, 1917 as Woodside, as part of an extension of the IRT Flushing Line to 103rd Street–Corona Plaza. The Long Island Rail Road station predates the station, as it originally opened in 1869.

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[2]

Station layout[edit]

3F Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (52nd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Queensboro Plaza)
NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (PM rush) (Junction Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (69th Street)
2F Mezzanine to entrances/exits, stairways to LIRR platforms, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street)
1F - LIRR platforms
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Street-level access is available for both the 61st Street station and the Woodside LIRR station

This station has two island platforms and three tracks. The two outer tracks are used for the full-time 7 local service while the bidirectional center track is used for rush hour peak-direction <7> express service. There is a mezzanine located at the center, underneath the platforms, with a new ADA-accessible elevator to each platform.

Entrance and exit are provided by long stairs down to street level on the northern curb of Roosevelt Avenue at 61st Street, as well as to other nearby locations via the LIRR platforms. An ADA-compliant elevator provides access to street level at the northeast corner of 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue, while a long escalator at the southeast corner provides entrance only. The Woodside station of the Long Island Rail Road is located directly beneath the Flushing Line station; any of the three LIRR platforms can be accessed directly from the mezzanine.

Artwork includes John Cavanagh's Commuting/Community (1986), located near the stairway down to LIRR Track 4, and Dimitri Gerakaris' Woodside Continuum (1999), which forms part of the steel-grating fare-control separation.

In popular culture[edit]

This station was used for a scene in John Cassavetes's 1980 film Gloria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 

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