Hunters Point Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)

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Not to be confused with Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line).
Hunters Point Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Hunters Point Avenue - Flushing bound platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Hunters Point Avenue/49th Avenue & 21st Street
Queens, NY 11101
Borough Queens
Locale Long Island City
Coordinates 40°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
Division A (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 connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q67
Railway transportation LIRR: City Terminal Zone (at Hunterspoint Avenue)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened February 15, 1916; 101 years ago (1916-02-15)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1][2]
Former/other names 49th Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,848,769[3]Increase 3.2%
Rank 261 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Court Square: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next south Vernon 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 (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.[4]

The platforms at Hunters Point Avenue were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Court Sq
to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Av
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
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue)
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg 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]

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/Hunters Point 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ 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."
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ "SUBWAY EXTENSION OPEN.; Many Use New Hunters Point Avenue Station.". Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  5. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955-01-01). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Long Island City" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

East stair