85th Street–Forest Parkway (BMT Jamaica Line)

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85th Street–Forest Parkway
"J" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
85th St J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address 85th Street & Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11421
Borough Queens
Locale Woodhaven
Coordinates 40°41′33″N 73°51′37″W / 40.692418°N 73.86014°W / 40.692418; -73.86014Coordinates: 40°41′33″N 73°51′37″W / 40.692418°N 73.86014°W / 40.692418; -73.86014
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q56
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 28, 1917 (99 years ago) (1917-05-28)[1]
Former/other names Forest Parkway
Passengers (2015) 1,239,793[2]Increase 2.2%
Rank 336 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Woodhaven Boulevard: J all times
Next south 75th Street–Elderts Lane: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Cypress Hills)

85th Street–Forest Parkway is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway, located on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Queens.[3] The J train serves this station at all times. The Z train bypasses the station during rush hours in the peak direction when it operates.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Woodhaven Blvd
to 75 St–Elderts Ln
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound "J" train toward Broad Street (Cypress Hills rush hours, 75th Street–Elderts Lane other times)
"Z" train does not stop here
Center track No track or roadbed
Northbound "J" train toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (Woodhaven Boulevard)
"Z" train does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

The station opened on May 28, 1917[1] as Forest Parkway. It has two tracks and two side platforms, with space for a center track.[5]

"85th Street" was added to the name in 1966.


The north exit leads to 85th street and has a crossunder.[3] The south exit, which leads to Forest Parkway, is closed.[3]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b c "Neighborhood Map Woodhaven City Line Cypress Hills Forest Hills Glendale Ozone Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "J/Z Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 

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