Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard
"A" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Lefferts Blvd vc.jpg
Station house at night, viewed from Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue
Station statistics
Address Lefferts Boulevard & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11419
Borough Queens
Locale Richmond Hill
Coordinates 40°41′10″N 73°49′27″W / 40.686203°N 73.82422°W / 40.686203; -73.82422Coordinates: 40°41′10″N 73°49′27″W / 40.686203°N 73.82422°W / 40.686203; -73.82422
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Airport transportation Q10, Q112, QM18
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915; 102 years ago (1915-09-25)[1]
Station code 195[2]
Accessible not ADA-accessible; currently undergoing renovations for ADA access
Former/other names Lefferts Avenue
Lefferts Avenue–119th Street
Passengers (2016) 2,351,557[3]Increase 5.7%
Rank 213 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Rockaway Boulevard (express): no regular service
111th Street (local): A all times
Next south (Terminal): A all times

Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard is an elevated terminal station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Queens. It serves as the terminus of the A route's Lefferts Boulevard branch. Despite its name, the station is not actually located in Ozone Park, but rather in the adjacent neighborhood of Richmond Hill.


Track layout

Lefferts Boulevard was one of the six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens, from 80th Street through Lefferts Boulevard, as well as the current three track elevated structure, built for the BMT Fulton Street Line in 1915 as part of BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts.[1][4] The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, and the IND was extended east (railroad south) from Euclid Avenue via a connecting tunnel and new intermediate station at Grant Avenue, with the new service beginning on April 29, 1956.[4][5][6]

The station has gone by a number of different names. It opened as Lefferts Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Lefferts Avenue", with "119th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print.[7] By 1948, "Lefferts" and "119" were shown in equal sizes,[8] and by 1959 the name was shown as "119 St–Lefferts".[9] Lefferts Avenue was later renamed Lefferts Boulevard, and the station appears as "Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard" on the current official map.[10]

In 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority started a renovation project at the Lefferts Boulevard station. The renovated station will include 2 new ADA-accessible elevators (1 outside fare control from street level to mezzanine, and 1 more inside fare control from mezzanine to platform level) at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard.[11] This project was scheduled to be completed in Spring 2017.[12][13][14] However, now in December 2017 it is finished.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (111th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (111th Street)
(No service: Rockaway Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (111th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (111th Street)
(No service: Rockaway Boulevard)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Northwestern street stair

This station is one of the three southern terminals for the A train. Although this is a "south" terminal in railroad directions (considering the Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan as north–south), Liberty Avenue underneath runs geographically WSW–ENE, so a train approach the "south" is actually traveling ENE, or more north than south.

This station has one island platform and two tracks. The tracks at the geographic north end of the station end at bumper blocks. At the geographic south end of the station, the line splits from two tracks to three. The middle express track is not currently used in revenue service.


The full-time entrance is at the geographic east end of the station, to either western corner of Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. The exits at the opposite end has HEET access, with a mezzanine that leads to either western corner of Liberty Avenue and 116th Street, with various offices and transit employee facilities.[15] This mezzanine was renovated by an in-house contract in 1999. Tile colors here are light beige with dark green accents, installed in 1997.


  1. ^ a b c "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Sparberg, Andrew J. (October 1, 2014). From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA. Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0-8232-6190-1. 
  5. ^ "First Leg of Rockaways Transit Opened at Cost of $10,154,702". nytimes.com. The New York Times. April 30, 1956. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Freeman, Ira Henry (June 28, 1956). "Rockaway Trains to Operate Today". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division" (GIF). 1924. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System" (GIF). 1948. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide" (GIF). 1959. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 25, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ "MTA plans upgrade to Lefferts Boulevard A train station". QNS. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Utica Av AC Station Becomes the 82nd Fully ADA Accessible Subway Station". MTA. May 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Elevator, subway upgrades slated for Lefferts Blvd stop". TimesLedger. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Capital Dashboard | Home Page". web.mta.info. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  15. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ozone Park" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 

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