Woodhaven Boulevard (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Woodhaven Boulevard
NYCS J NYCS Z
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Woodhaven Boulevard-Jamaica Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address Woodhaven Boulevard & Jamaica Avenue
Woodhaven, 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)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 11, 1917; 96 years ago (June 11, 1917)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,398,536[1] Increase 5.2%
Rank 314 out of 421
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)

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 June 11, 1917, 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 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 Jamaica Line stations.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound NYCS J toward Chambers Street or Broad Street (85th Street – Forest Parkway)
NYCS Z toward Broad Street rush hours (75th Street – Elderts Lane)
Northbound NYCS J toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (111th Street rush hours, 104th Street other times)
NYCS Z 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Woodhaven Boulevard (BMT Jamaica Line) at Wikimedia Commons

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