61st Street–Woodside (IRT Flushing Line)

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61st Street–Woodside
"7" train "7" express train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
61 Street Flushing vc.jpg
Platform view
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 SBS
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; 100 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code 456[1]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Former/other names Woodside
Woodside–61st Street
61st Street
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 5,511,564[2]Increase 1.5%
Rank 79 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Junction Boulevard (express): <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
69th Street (local): 7 all times
Next south 52nd Street (local): 7 all times
Queensboro Plaza (express): <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Junction Boulevard (express): <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
74th Street–Broadway (local): 7 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 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.

The platforms at 61st Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[3]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
3F
Flushing
Line
platforms
Southbound local "7" train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (52nd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express "7" express train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (AM rush) (Queensboro Plaza)
"7" express train toward Flushing–Main Street (PM rush) (Junction Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local "7" train toward Flushing–Main Street (69th Street)
2F Mezzanine Stairways between Subway and LIRR platforms, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street)
1F
LIRR
platforms
Side platform (Platform C), doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
1 PW Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Terminus)
2 PW Port Washington Branch toward Great Neck or Port Washington (Great Neck rush hours; Mets–Willets Point game days; Flushing–Main Street other times)
Island platform (Platform B), doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
3 Main Line local trains toward Penn Station (Terminus)
1 Main Line express trains do not stop here →
2 Main Line express trains do not stop here →
4 Main Line local trains toward Long Island destinations via Jamaica (Forest Hills)
Side platform (Platform A), doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
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.

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.

Exits[edit]

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.

In popular culture[edit]

This station was used for a scene in John Cassavetes's 1980 film Gloria.
This station was used for a scene in the Coen brothers' 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (January 1, 1955). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  4. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 

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