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Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

 

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street
NYCS 7 NYCS E NYCS F NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
Station statistics
Address Roosevelt Avenue, 74th Street & Broadway
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Borough Queens
Locale Jackson Heights
Coordinates

40°44′48.35″N 73°53′29.47″W / 40.7467639°N 73.8915194°W / 40.7467639; -73.8915194Coordinates: 40°44′48.35″N 73°53′29.47″W / 40.7467639°N 73.8915194°W / 40.7467639; -73.8915194

Division A (IRT), B (IND)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
      E all times (all times)
      F all times (all times)
      M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Connection

Levels 2
Other information
Accessible
Traffic
Passengers (2012)16,366,669 (station complex)[1] Decrease 0.1%
Rank 14 out of 421

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street – Broadway is a New York City Subway station complex served by the IRT Flushing Line and the IND Queens Boulevard Line. Located at 74th Street, Broadway, and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens, it is served by the:

  • 7, E, and F trains at all times
  • R train at all times except late nights
  • M train weekdays except late nights.


IRT Flushing Line platforms

74th Street – Broadway
NYCS 7
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-04-21)
Accessible
Station succession
Next north 82nd Street – Jackson Heights: 7 all times
Next south 69th Street: 7 all times


Next north south 61st Street – Woodside: 7 all times

74th Street – Broadway is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the rush hour peak direction <7> express service. It is served by the 7 train at all times.

The station has two fare control areas, both of which connect to the IND Queens Boulevard Line via five long escalators: three at 73rd Street and two at 74th. The 74th Street mezzanine has a wooden floor with windscreen on the stairs, a booth, and a crossunder. The 73rd Street mezzanine contains wooden stair walls, no windows, and no booth (the booth being in the IND entrance at street level). The canopy at the south end is different, having been added later than the original canopy. Construction on a new station building was completed in 2005. The 2004 artwork here is called Passage by Tom Patti.


Platform layout

2F
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 7 toward Times Square ()
Peak-direction express NYCS 7d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 7 toward Flushing – Main Street ()
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F to entrances/exits
G
Street level
entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B1 to IND platforms, entrances/exits
B2 IND platforms


IND Queens Boulevard Line platforms

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue
NYCS E NYCS F NYCS M NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       E all times (all times)
      F all times (all times)
      M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      R all hours except late nights (all hours except late nights)
Structure Underground
Levels 2 (upper level unused)
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened August 19, 1933; 80 years ago (1933-08-19)
Accessible
Station succession
Next north Elmhurst Avenue (local): E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (express): E all except late nights F all times
Next south 65th Street (local): E late nights M weekdays until 11 p.m. R all hours except late nights
Queens Plaza (express): E all except late nights
21st Street – Queensbridge (express via 63rd Street): F all times


Next north south Queens Plaza (via Queens Boulevard): E all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. R all hours except late nights
21st Street – Queensbridge (via 63rd Street): F all times

Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue is an express station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line that has four tracks and two island platforms. The outer track walls have a blue color stripe with a black border and no name tablets. The platforms' I-beams columns are painted in blue. The fare control is in the center of the full-length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks.

Exiting the northern fare control and following the passageway leads to the built, but never used Roosevelt Avenue terminal station for the IND Second System.[2] This terminal has an island platform with a trackway on each side. There are no rails in the trackbeds, but tiles depicting the station name on the tile walls are present.[3] The signs hanging over the platform, however, are blank. East of the station lies a long, dark section of tunnel with provision for a crossover[4] and a ramp down to the Manhattan-bound local track of the active mainline below.[5] The unused tunnel has about 750 feet of trackway.[6] Along these trackways, trains from the lower level tracks can be seen.[7] The never-used upper level platform was only long enough for 8 (60 ft) cars rather than the IND maximum of 10.

There is a trackway just east of Roosevelt Avenue that diverges away from the Manhattan-bound local track. The trackway ramps up to the same level as the two trackways coming from the never-used Roosevelt Avenue Terminal,[5] making three trackways on the upper level. The ramp flies over the mainline tracks along with the two other trackways. Between 78th and 79th Streets, the three trackways on upper level curve towards the south and ending at the wall at the edge of constructed subway. There is a diverging bellmouth next to the Jamaica-bound local track several hundred feet north of the station just at the location where the three upstairs trackways are crossing over. This bellmouth also curves towards the south and similarly ends on a concrete wall shortly after the start of the bellmouth. At the end of the unused tunnel there is an emergency exit[8] that opens out to the south side of Broadway across the street from Elmhurst Hospital. The four-track subway running south was a plan for a line along the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way to Garfield Avenue and 65th Place. The line would have turned along 65th Place to Fresh Pond Road and then along Fresh Pond Road to Cypress Hills Street. The line would have merged with the Myrtle Avenue – Central Avenue Line to the Rockaways proposed in 1929. All four trackways end at a concrete wall where they begin to diverge from the excavation for the existing line.

East of this station, next to the southbound track, the bellmouth with the ramp ascending to the upper level once had a layup track on it. On the Roosevelt Avenue interlocking machine in the station tower, there are spare levers for the necessary signals and switches. On the southbound local track, there is a homeball signal, "D1-1415", which has the lower portion lenses covered over and now functions as an automatic signal. A look at the interlocking machine shows it just the right way with certain lighting to see faint indentations of where the Winfield spur was to have turned off from the D1 track and the D2 track.


Platform layout

2F Flushing Line platforms Transfer to 7 trains
1F Mezzanine to Exits
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance, fare control
M Mezzanine to Exits
P
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue (65th Street)
NYCS R toward Whitehall Street (weekdays) or Bay Ridge – 95th Street (weekends) (65th Street)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left, right
Southbound express NYCS E toward World Trade Center (Queens Plaza)
NYCS F toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (21st Street – Queensbridge)
Northbound express NYCS E toward Jamaica Center (Forest Hills – 71st Avenue)
NYCS F toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Forest Hills – 71st Avenue)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left, right
Northbound local NYCS M NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Elmhurst Avenue)


References

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IRT Flushing Line: 74th Street/Broadway
  • nycsubway.org—IND Queens Boulevard Line: Roosevelt Avenue
  • nycsubway.org — Passage Artwork by Tom Patti (2004)
  • Station Reporter — 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue Complex
  • Abandoned Stations — Roosevelt Avenue Upper Level
  • The Subway Nut — Roosevelt Avenue – Jackson Heights (E,F,M,R) Pictures
  • The Subway Nut — 74th Street – Broadway (7) Pictures
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street - Broadway
  • Broadway and 73rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 37th Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Broadway and 74th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Broadway entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Roosevelt Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Broadway and 75th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Roosevelt Avenue and 75th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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