Broadway (BMT Astoria Line)

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Broadway
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
NYCS BMT Astoria Broadway.jpg
Station statistics
Address Broadway & 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Borough Queens
Locale Astoria
Coordinates 40°45′43″N 73°55′31″W / 40.761951°N 73.925414°W / 40.761951; -73.925414Coordinates: 40°45′43″N 73°55′31″W / 40.761951°N 73.925414°W / 40.761951; -73.925414
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Astoria Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W weekdays (weekdays)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q102, Q104
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened February 1, 1917; 100 years ago (1917-02-01)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 4,300,632[1]Decrease 2.4%
Rank 112 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 30th Avenue: N all times W weekdays
Next south 36th Avenue: N all times W weekdays

Broadway is a local station on the BMT Astoria Line. Located above 31st Street at Broadway in Astoria, Queens, it is served by the N train at all times, as well as by the W train on weekdays.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 30 Av
to 36 Av
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (36th Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry (weekdays) (36th Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg weekdays) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (30th Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This elevated station opened on February 1, 1917,[2] along with the opening of the rest of the Astoria Line, as an IRT line station, and the BRT (later BMT) also provided joint service.

This station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is not used in revenue service, but it had been used regularly as recently as 2002. The station contains wooden canopies with transite and wooden mezzanines, but only the southbound platform has windscreens.

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[3][4]

Exits[edit]

The mezzanine is configured like 30th Avenue. Outside of fare control, street stairs descend to all corners of Broadway and 31st Street except the northeast one.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  2. ^ "First Train Runs On Elevated Line to Astoria Section". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 1, 1917. Retrieved 29 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  4. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Astoria" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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