Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport (Archer Avenue Lines)

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Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport 20 airtransportation inv.svg
"E" train "J" train "Z" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Sutphin Archer lower level vc.jpg
Upper level platform, westbound side.
Station statistics
Address Sutphin Boulevard & Archer Avenue
Queens, NY 11435
Borough Queens
Locale Jamaica
Coordinates 40°42′02″N 73°48′28″W / 40.700488°N 73.80774°W / 40.700488; -73.80774Coordinates: 40°42′02″N 73°48′28″W / 40.700488°N 73.80774°W / 40.700488; -73.80774
Division B (BMT/IND)
Line BMT Archer Avenue Line (lower level)
IND Archer Avenue Line (upper level)
Services       E all times (all times)
      J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q43, Q44 SBS, Q54, Q56
Bus transport MTA Bus: Airport bus transportation Q6, Q8, Q9, Q25, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q60, Q65
Airport people-mover transportation AirTrain JFK: Jamaica Route
Railway transportation LIRR Babylon, Belmont Park, City Terminal Zone, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, and West Hempstead Branches (at Jamaica)
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 2 island platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened December 11, 1988; 28 years ago (1988-12-11)
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1][2]
Former/other names Sutphin Boulevard
Passengers (2016) 7,904,869[3]Increase 1.8%
Rank 52 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer: E all times J all times Z rush hours, peak direction
Next south Jamaica–Van Wyck (Queens Boulevard): E all times
121st Street (Jamaica): J all except rush hours, peak direction Z rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to 111th Street)

Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer: E all times J all times Z rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south Jamaica–Van Wyck (via Queens Boulevard): E all times
Flushing Avenue (via Jamaica local): J all times
Marcy Avenue (via Jamaica express): J all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction

Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport (formerly named Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue before the AirTrain JFK transfer opened) is a station on the IND and BMT Archer Avenue Lines of the New York City Subway. It is located at Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue in Jamaica, Queens and served by the E and J trains at all times, and by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction.

This underground, two-level station was originally named Sutphin Boulevard, and served as a replacement for the former Sutphin Boulevard elevated station on the demolished segment of the BMT Jamaica Line two blocks north. When the AirTrain opened, the JFK Airport suffix was added.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Upper level
to Jamaica Center
to Jamaica–Van Wyck
Lower level
to Jamaica Center
to 121 St
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agents
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator off SE corner of Sutphin Boulevard at Archer Avenue near elevated LIRR tracks)
Upper level
Southbound "E" train toward World Trade Center (Jamaica–Van Wyck)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound "E" train toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (Terminus)
Lower level
Southbound "J" train toward Broad Street (111th Street rush hours, 121st Street other times)
"Z" train toward Broad Street (AM rush hours) (121st Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound "J" train ("Z" train PM rush hours) toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (Terminus)
Upper level platform, eastbound side.

This station has two levels; the upper level serves the IND Archer Avenue Line, while the BMT line uses the lower level. Each level has two tracks and an island platform. Like the other stations on the Archer Avenue Line, Sutphin is fully ADA-accessible. Both platforms are 600 feet (183 m) in length, standard for a full-length B Division train.

There are gray vertical acoustic tile side walls and a glassed-in crossover. The mezzanine is glass and stainless steel and features a "Sutphin Boulevard" mosaic on the geographic north wall.


Stairs go up to all four corners of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue. An elevator is located at the southeast corner.[4] As part of upgrades to the Jamaica Transportation Center Station Plaza, two new subway station entrances, with canopies, will be constructed.[5]

A connection is available to the Long Island Rail Road at Jamaica station, which is located immediately outside this station. A connection is also available to AirTrain JFK, which provides nonstop service to John F. Kennedy International Airport.[4]

There is an entrance opposite the AirTrain terminal that is unstaffed and HEET turnstile access at all times.


  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, (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 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Jamaica" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Queens transit hub to get $8M in upgrades from the state". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 

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