Hunters Point Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)

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 Hunters Point Avenue
 "7" train "7" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Hunters Point Avenue - Flushing bound platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address49th Avenue & 21st Street
Queens, NY 11101
BoroughQueens
LocaleLong Island City
Coordinates40°44′32.57″N 73°56′57.33″W / 40.7423806°N 73.9492583°W / 40.7423806; -73.9492583Coordinates: 40°44′32.57″N 73°56′57.33″W / 40.7423806°N 73.9492583°W / 40.7423806; -73.9492583
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
Services      7 all times (all times) <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction)​
Transit connectionsBus transport MTA Bus: Q67
Railway transportation LIRR: City Terminal Zone (at Hunterspoint Avenue)
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedFebruary 15, 1916; 102 years ago (1916-02-15)
Station code463[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2][3]
Former/other names49th Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,999,970[4]Increase 0.3%
Rank245 out of 425
Station succession
Next northCourt Square: 7 all times <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next southVernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue: 7 all times <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction

Hunters Point Avenue is a station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 49th Avenue (formerly Hunters Point Avenue) and 21st Street in Long Island City, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times and the <7> train during rush hours in the peak direction.

History[edit]

The Flushing Line was extended one stop from Vernon–Jackson Avenues to Hunters Point Avenue on February 15, 1916.[5]

The platforms at Hunters Point Avenue were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
View from outside
G Street level Entrances/exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound "7" train "7" express train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue)
Eastbound "7" train "7" express train toward Flushing–Main Street (Court Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This station is the eastern-most (railroad north) underground station on the Flushing Line until the northbound terminal station (Flushing – Main Street). The tunnel portal is at the eastern end of the station. Just outside the portal is a diamond crossover linking the two tracks.

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Its architecture is in an Italianate design of brown color. Tilework includes a trimline with "HP" tiles on it and name tablets reading "HUNTERS POINT AVE." in gold serif font. The platform columns also have a trim line with "HP" tiles below them.

Exits[edit]

East stair

This station has one fare control area above the platforms and tracks near the north end. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank and several exit–only turnstiles provide access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and one staircase going up to the north side of 49th Avenue with 21st Street several hundred yards to the west. Two other staircases to the east go up to the north side of the same street and is near the Long Island Rail Road's Hunterspoint Avenue station.[7]

On October 29, 1982, a public hearing was held concerning the planned closure of the entrance leading to the southeast corner of 49th Avenue and 21st Street as part of the New York City Transit Authority's Station Modernization Program.[8]

A free out-of-system transfer using MetroCard will be provided between Hunters Point Avenue and 21st Street on the G train from 2019 to 2020, during the closure of the 14th Street Tunnel that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ More Subway Stations in Manhattan, Bronx in Line to Get Online, mta.info (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."
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "SUBWAY EXTENSION OPEN.; Many Use New Hunters Point Avenue Station" (PDF). Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  6. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (January 1, 1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Long Island City" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Notice of Public Hearing". New York Daily News. January 11, 1989. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  9. ^ Kabak, Benjamin (December 13, 2017). "First Look: DOT, MTA present initial plans for L train shutdown". Second Ave. Sagas. Retrieved December 16, 2017.

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