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111th Street (IND Fulton Street Line)

111th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Lefferts Boulevard-bound A train departing
Station statistics
Address 111th Street & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11419
Borough Queens
Locale Richmond Hill
Coordinates
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q37, Q112
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915  (1915-09-25)[1]
Former/other names 111th Street – Greenwood Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 802,831[2] 0.9%
Rank 383 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 104th Street: A all times
Next south Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard: A all times

111th Street is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located on Liberty Avenue at 111th Street in Richmond Hill, Queens.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Station layout 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

111th Street is one of six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens that were originally constructed as part of the BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts. The stations from 80th Street – Hudson Street to Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard opened on September 25, 1915, as an extension of the Fulton Street Elevated.[1] The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, with a new connection to the IND Fulton Street Line opening three days later. The Fulton Street Elevated west of Hudson Street was closed and eventually demolished.

The station has gone by a number of different names. It opened as Greenwood Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Greenwood Avenue" with "111th St." below it in parentheses and smaller print.[3] By 1948, "Greenwood" and "111 St." were shown in equal sizes,[4] and by 1959, the station's name was shown as "111 St–Greenwood".[5] The current official map shows the name as just "111 St".[6] However, station signs still show "111th Street – Greenwood Avenue".

The station was completely renovated in 2015.

Station layout

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound toward Inwood – 207th Street (104th Street)
(late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (104th Street)
Peak-direction Express No regular service
Southbound ( late nights) toward Lefferts Boulevard (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Southwest street stair on the southeast corner of Liberty Avenue and 109th Street

This elevated station, opened on September 25, 1915, has three tracks and two side platforms with the middle track not used in revenue service. Both platforms have beige windscreens for the entire length and brown canopies with green frames and support columns except for a small section at either ends.

This station has two entrances/exits, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the tracks. The full-time side is at the east (railroad south) end. It has one staircase to each platform, a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, a turnstile bank, a token booth, and two staircases down to either eastern corners of Liberty Avenue and 111th Street. The other station house also has one staircase to each platform, waiting area, and two staircases to 109th Street and Liberty Avenue (one to the southeast corner and the another along the north side of Liberty Avenue). However, this entrance/exit is unstaffed, containing just High Entry/Exit and Exit-Only turnstiles.

References

  1. ^ a b c "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  3. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division". 1924. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System". 1948. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide". 1959. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 

External links

Station name signage
  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • nycsubway.org—IND Fulton: 111th Street/Greenwood Avenue
  • Station Reporter – A Lefferts
  • The Subway Nut – 111th Street – Greenwood Avenue Pictures
  • 111th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 109th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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