Woodhaven Boulevard (BMT Jamaica Line)

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This article is about the station at Jamaica Avenue. For the station at Queens Boulevard, see Woodhaven Boulevard (IND Queens Boulevard Line).
Woodhaven Boulevard
NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Woodhaven Boulevard-Jamaica Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address Woodhaven Boulevard & Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11421
Borough Queens
Locale Woodhaven
Coordinates 40°41′37″N 73°51′08″W / 40.693622°N 73.852158°W / 40.693622; -73.852158Coordinates: 40°41′37″N 73°51′08″W / 40.693622°N 73.852158°W / 40.693622; -73.852158
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q56
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q11, Q21, Q52, Q53, QM15, BM5
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 28, 1917; 99 years ago (May 28, 1917)[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,551,590 [2]Increase 3%
Rank 303 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 104th Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction Z rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to 111th Street)
Next south 85th Street–Forest Parkway: J all times
(Z rush hours, peak direction skips to 75th Street–Elderts Lane)

Woodhaven Boulevard is an elevated station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway, located in Woodhaven, Queens.[3] It is served by the J train at all times and the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 104 St
to 85 St
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street (85th Street–Forest Parkway)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Broad Street rush hours (75th Street–Elderts Lane)
Center track No track or roadbed
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (111th Street rush hours, 104th Street other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer rush hours (104th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

This elevated station opened on May 28, 1917,[1] and has two tracks and two side platforms with space for a center track.[5] Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green roofs along the entire length except for a section at the west (railroad south) end. Here, there are only waist-high black steel fences.

This station has provisions built in its structure to convert it into an express station, if the center third track was to be installed. The other station on the line that had such provisions was the now demolished Sutphin Boulevard station.

The 1990 artwork here is called Five Points of Observation by Kathleen McCarthy. It affords a view of the street from the platforms and resembles a face when seen from the street. This artwork is also located on four other BMT Jamaica Line stations.[6][7]


This station has two entrances/exits, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the tracks that allow free transfers between directions. The main one is at the extreme west end and has a single staircase from each platform, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs going down to either western corners of Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue.[8]

The other station house is un-staffed, containing just two HEET turnstiles, a staircase to each platform, and one staircase going down to the southwest corner of 95th Street and Jamaica Avenue.[8][3] The Queens-bound staircase's landing has an exit-only turnstile that allows passengers to exit the station without having to go through the station house.[8]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Neighborhood Map Woodhaven City Line Cypress Hills Forest Hills Glendale Ozone Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "J/Z Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  6. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Five Points of Observation (Kathleen McCarthy)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  7. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  8. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Woodhaven" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

From the street, looking northeast.