Junction Boulevard (IRT Flushing Line)

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Junction Boulevard
NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Junction Blvd Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Junction Boulevard & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11368
Borough Queens
Locale Corona
Coordinates 40°44′57.03″N 73°52′8.75″W / 40.7491750°N 73.8690972°W / 40.7491750; -73.8690972Coordinates: 40°44′57.03″N 73°52′8.75″W / 40.7491750°N 73.8690972°W / 40.7491750; -73.8690972
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: Airport transportation Q72
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-04-21)
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Former/other names Junction Avenue (1917-1940)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 7,064,435[1]Increase 1.7%
Rank 61 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 103rd Street–Corona Plaza (local): 7 all times
Mets–Willets Point (express): <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next south 90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue (local): 7 all times
61st Street–Woodside (express): <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Flushing–Main Street: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Mets–Willets Point (local; game days only): 7 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 74th Street–Broadway (local): 7 all times
61st Street–Woodside (express): <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction

Junction Boulevard (originally Junction Avenue)[2] is an express station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, Queens.[3] It is served by the 7 train at all times.[4]

History[edit]

Track layout
to Mets–Willets Point
to 103 St
to 90 St
to 61 St

This elevated station opened on April 21, 1917 as Junction Avenue, as part of a large extension of the Flushing Line from its previous eastern terminus at Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street–Corona Plaza. It was part of the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation, albeit served by shuttles of IRT dimensions, and the two companies jointly operated the Flushing and Astoria Lines due to the provisions of the Dual Contracts. The station was renamed Junction Boulevard in 1940.[5]

The platforms at Junction Boulevard were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[6]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[7]

Station layout[edit]

3F Crossover Transfer between platforms
P
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (AM rush) (61st Street–Woodside)
NYCS-bull-trans-7d.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (PM rush) (Mets–Willets Point)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-7.svg toward Flushing–Main Street (103rd Street–Corona Plaza)
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue)
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Elevator from platform

This station has two island platforms and three tracks.[8] The two outer local tracks are used by the full-time 7 local service while the middle express track is used by the rush-hour peak direction <7> express service.[4] Both platforms have red canopies with green frames and support columns in the center and are narrower at either ends.

Exits[edit]

This station has one elevated station house beneath the platforms tracks. Four staircases from each corner of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue go up to a mezzanine that has a token booth in the center and a turnstile bank on the east and west sides.[9] These turnstile banks lead to a crossunder and has a single staircase going up to each platform towards the west (railroad south) end.

This station was made ADA accessible in 2007, at the cost of $6 million. From the northeast corner of the intersection this station is located at, a single elevator goes up to an enclosed overpass above the platforms with an intermediate stop at the mezzanine.[10] The overpass has two HEET turnstiles and a gate that is automatically opened when a MetroCard is swiped at either turnstile. Inside, two elevators go down to the platforms, one for each. Previously, an "AutoGate" Reduced-fare MetroCard was required to open the gate.[11][12] An emergency staircase goes down to the Manhattan-bound platform and an employee-facility is on the Flushing-bound end of the overpass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". MTA New York City Transit. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "STATION SITES FOR NEW SUBWAYS; Pamphlet Issued by Utilities Board Contains List of Stops on Dual System.". The New York Times. July 6, 1913. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "7 Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1940 BMT system map" (PDF). NYCSubway. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  6. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955-01-01). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  7. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  10. ^ s.r.o., Minion Interactive. "Junction Blvd Station - Projects | Mega Contracting Group, LLC". www.megagroup.nyc. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  11. ^ "NYC Official Accessibility Guide" (PDF). nyc.gov. City of New York. 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  12. ^ Zimmer, Amy (June 13, 2002). "Stuck in the System: Disabled rider questions subway access". disablednyc.com. City Hall: Metro New York. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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