Grand Avenue – Newtown (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

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Grand Avenue – Newtown
NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Grand Avenue-Newtown - Manhattan Bound Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Grand Avenue, Broadway & Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11373
Borough Queens
Locale Elmhurst
Coordinates 40°44′13″N 73°52′39″W / 40.73695°N 73.877521°W / 40.73695; -73.877521Coordinates: 40°44′13″N 73°52′39″W / 40.73695°N 73.877521°W / 40.73695; -73.877521
Division B (IND)
Line IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       E late nights (late nights)
      M weekdays until 11 p.m. (weekdays until 11 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q58, Q59
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q53, Q60
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened December 31, 1936; 79 years ago (1936-12-31)
Wireless service Wi-Fi[1][2]
Passengers (2014) 5,861,823[3]Increase 0.5%
Rank 73 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Woodhaven Boulevard: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Next south Elmhurst Avenue: E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights

Grand Avenue – Newtown is a local station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located under private property at the northeast corner of the intersection of Grand Avenue, Broadway, and Queens Boulevard in the neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens, it is served by the R train at all times except nights, when the E train takes over service. The M train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue weekdays (Elmhurst Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Elmhurst Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg toward World Trade Center late nights (Elmhurst Avenue)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg do not stop here
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg do not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg weekdays) toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Woodhaven Boulevard)
NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg toward Jamaica Center late nights (Woodhaven Boulevard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Entrance at Broadway

There are four tracks and two side platforms here. The station has a full length mezzanine, but as the fare control and booth area are at the center of the mezzanine, crossover is available only at the easternmost staircase. Each side has two sets of street stairs, with the full-time entrance at Grand Avenue and Broadway on the west end. The other two staircases by the crossover are closed at night, but there is HEET access at both ends without having to walk down to the middle of the mezzanine to exit fare control. It is evident from the two closed staircases at the Manhattan-bound side, that there were two fare control areas, one at each end. In total, this side of the station has four staircases in addition to the two closed ones mentioned, while the other side has five staircases.

Both platforms have a medium Cerulean Blue tile band with a black border with small "GRAND" captions in white lettering on a black background beneath them. They also have name tablets reading "GRAND AVE." with "NEWTOWN" shown beneath in white sans serif lettering on a black background and a Cerulean Blue border. Concrete-clad columns painted Cadet blue run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black name plates in white lettering.


  1. ^ NYC Subway Wireless
  2. ^ More Subway Stations in Manhattan, Bronx in Line to Get Online, (March 25, 2015). "The first two phases included stations in Midtown Manhattan and all underground stations in Queens with the exception of the 7 Main St terminal."
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 

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