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

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 Sutphin Blvd–Archer Av–JFK 20 airtransportation inv.svg
 "E" train​ ​"J" train"Z" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Sutphin Archer upper level 3 vc.jpg
Upper level platform, westbound side.
Station statistics
AddressSutphin Boulevard & Archer Avenue
Queens, NY 11435
Coordinates40°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
DivisionB (BMT/IND)
LineBMT 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 connectionsBus 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 (at Jamaica)
Platforms2 island platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks4 (2 on each level)
Other information
OpenedDecember 11, 1988; 29 years ago (1988-12-11)
Station code279[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2][3]
Former/other namesSutphin Boulevard
Passengers (2017)7,457,153[4]Decrease 5.7%
Rank53 out of 425
Station succession
Next northJamaica Center–Parsons/Archer: E all times​ ​J all timesZ rush hours, peak direction
Next southJamaica–Van Wyck (Queens Boulevard): E all times
121st Street (Jamaica): J all except rush hours, peak directionZ 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 northJamaica Center–Parsons/Archer: E all times​ ​J all timesZ rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 southJamaica–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 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
Lower level
G Street level Exit/entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agents, MetroCard machines
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 (Terminus)
Lower level
Southbound "J" train toward Broad Street (111th Street rush hours, 121st Street other times)
"Z" train toward Broad Street (AM rush) (121st Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound "J" train ("Z" train PM rush) toward Jamaica Center (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. The two northern staircases go down to an unstaffed fare control area that is HEET turnstile access at all times. The full-time fare control area is at the southern end. On the southeast corner, two escalators and a staircase go up outside the Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica station. Three elevators provide access to the streets and two station's main mezzanine areas. Connection is also available to AirTrain JFK, which provides service to John F. Kennedy International Airport.[5] As part of upgrades to the Jamaica Transportation Center Station Plaza, two new subway station entrances, with canopies, will be constructed.[6]


  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, (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. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Jamaica" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Queens transit hub to get $8M in upgrades from the state". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 30, 2016.

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