90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)

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90th Street – Elmhurst Avenue
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address 90th Street, Elmhurst Avenue & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11373
Borough Queens
Locale Elmhurst
Coordinates 40°44′54″N 73°52′35″W / 40.74833°N 73.87639°W / 40.74833; -73.87639Coordinates: 40°44′54″N 73°52′35″W / 40.74833°N 73.87639°W / 40.74833; -73.87639
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-04-21)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 5,489,630[1]Increase 0.2%
Rank 80 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Junction Boulevard: 7 all times
Next south 82nd Street–Jackson Heights: 7 all times

90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at 90th Street and Elmhurst Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens.[2] It is served by the 7 train at all times.[3]

History[edit]

Track layout
to Junction Blvd
to 82 St

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street – Corona Plaza on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 90th Street.[4]

The platforms at 90th 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 NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (82nd Street–Jackson Heights)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (Junction Boulevard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Northbound platform signage

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[6] The center track is used by the peak direction <7> express service during rush hours.[3]

Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with red support frames and columns in the center and beige, waist-high, steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals at either ends. The windscreens have translucent panels by the exit staircases and the station signs are in the standard black name plates in white lettering.

Exits[edit]

This station has one elevated station house below the center of the platforms and tracks. The north side has two staircases going down to either northern corners of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue while the south side has one staircase going down to the triangle formed by Roosevelt Avenue, Elmhurst Avenue, and Case Street.[2]

Inside the station house is a token booth in the center. On the south (geographical west) side is a turnstile bank that leads to a waiting area/crossover and one staircase going up to each platform. On the north (geographical east) side, each side has a bank of two turnstiles and one staircase going up to the platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "7 Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Transit Service on Corona Extension of Dual Subway System Opened to the Public". The New York Times. April 22, 1917. p. RE1. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  5. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955-01-01). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  6. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 

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