Woodhaven Boulevard (BMT Jamaica Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Woodhaven Boulevard & Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11421
|Line||BMT Jamaica Line|
|Services||J (all times)
Z (rush hours, peak direction)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||May 28, 1917|
|Passengers (2014)||1,505,920 7.7%|
|Rank||300 out of 421|
|Next north||104th Street: J Z
(J skips to 111th Street)
|Next south||85th Street – Forest Parkway: J
(Z skips to 75th Street)
Woodhaven Boulevard is a station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway, located in Woodhaven, Queens. It is served by the J train at all times and the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction.
This elevated station opened on May 28, 1917, and has two tracks and two side platforms with space for a center track. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound||← toward Broad Street (85th Street – Forest Parkway)
← toward Broad Street rush hours (75th Street – Elderts Lane)
|Center track||→ No track or roadbed|
|Northbound||→ toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (111th Street rush hours, 104th Street other times) →
→ toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer rush hours (104th Street) →
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|
- "TO OPEN JAMAICA AV. LINE.; Nearly Two and a Half Miles Ready for Operation Tonight" (May 27, 1917). New York Times Company. May 27, 1917. p. 24. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
- "Jamaica Avenue 'L' is an Old Story Already" (PDF) (May 31, 1917). Leader Observer (Queens/Brooklyn, NY). May 31, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- Report of the Public Service Commission for the First District of the State of New York, Volume 1. New York State Public Service Commission. January 15, 1918. pp. 73, 81, 312–314. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
Media related to Woodhaven Boulevard (BMT Jamaica Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT Jamaica Line: Woodhaven Boulevard
- Station Reporter — J Train
- The Subway Nut — Woodhaven Boulevard Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Woodhaven Boulevard (BMT Jamaica Line)
- Woodhaven Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 95th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View