69th Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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 69 Street
 "7" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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South side
Station statistics
Address 69th Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
Borough Queens
Locale Woodside
Coordinates 40°44′46.53″N 73°53′48.66″W / 40.7462583°N 73.8968500°W / 40.7462583; -73.8968500Coordinates: 40°44′46.53″N 73°53′48.66″W / 40.7462583°N 73.8968500°W / 40.7462583; -73.8968500
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q32, Airport transportation Q47
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 101 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code 455[1]
Former/other names 69th Street–Fisk Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,643,806[2]Increase 0.9%
Rank 290 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 74th Street–Broadway: 7 all times
Next south 61st Street–Woodside: 7 all times

69th Street (also known as 69th Street–Fisk Avenue) is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in the Woodside, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times.[3]

History[edit]

Track layout

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street–Corona Plaza on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 69th Street.[4]

The platforms at 69th Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate longer trains.[5]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "7" train toward Hudson Yards (61st Street–Woodside)
Peak-direction express "7" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "7" train toward Flushing (74th Street–Broadway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[6] The center track is used by the peak direction express service during rush hours.[3] The extreme north (geographical east) end of the northbound platform is a closed work stair leading to a storage area below the tracks.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green support frames and columns in the center and black, waist-high, steel fences at either ends. Black lampposts are at the un-canopied sections at regular intervals and the station signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway passes under the IRT Flushing Line just east of the station. There were formerly crossovers and switches between this station and 61st Street–Woodside. They were removed in 2008 and replaced with crossovers on either side of 74th Street–Broadway. The new crossovers are set up in such a way that trains going in either direction on the express track can stop at 74th Street.[7]

Under the elevated structure of the Flushing Line directly east of the station and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is a track of the New York Connecting Railroad, which is used for freight by CSX.

Exits[edit]

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from the street, one at the northeast corner of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue and the other at the southwest corner, go up to the mezzanine, where there is a token booth at the center and a turnstile bank at either ends. Both turnstile banks lead to a waiting area/crossunder and have one staircase going up to each platform.

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. ^ a b "7 Subway Timetable, Effective June 25, 2017" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (January 1, 1955). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 

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