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Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)

Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station house at night, viewed from Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue
Station statistics
Address Lefferts Boulevard & 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: Airport transportation Q10, Q112
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915 (1915-09-25)[1]
Former/other names Lefferts Avenue
Lefferts Avenue – 119th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 2,263,109[2] 0%
Rank 221 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 111th Street (local): A all times
Rockaway Boulevard (express): no regular service
Next south (Terminal): A all times

Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard is an elevated terminal station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Queens. Despite its name, the station is not actually located in Ozone Park, but rather in the adjacent neighborhood of Richmond Hill.

Contents

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

History

Lefferts Boulevard 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 Lefferts Boulevard opened on September 25, 1915 as an extension of the Fulton Street Elevated Line.[1] The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, with a new connection to the IND Fulton Street Line opening on April 29, 1956. 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 Lefferts Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Lefferts Avenue", with "119th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print.[3] By 1948, "Lefferts" and "119" were shown in equal sizes,[4] and by 1959 the name was shown as "119 St–Lefferts".[5] Lefferts Avenue was later renamed Lefferts Boulevard, and the station appears as "Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard" on the current official map.[6]

In 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority started a renovation project at the Lefferts Boulevard station. The renovated station will include 1 new ADA-accessible elevator from street level to platform level at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard.[7] This project is scheduled to be completed in April 2016.[8][9]

Station layout

P
Platform level
Northbound toward Inwood – 207th Street (111th Street)
(late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (111th Street)
(No service: Rockaway Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound toward Inwood – 207th Street (111th Street)
(late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (111th Street)
(No service: Rockaway Boulevard)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Northwestern street stair

This station is one of the three southern terminals for the A train. Although this is a "south" terminal in railroad directions (considering the Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan as north–south), Liberty Avenue underneath runs geographically WSW–ENE, so a train approach the "south" is actually traveling ENE, or more north than south.

This station has one island platform and two tracks. The tracks at the geographic north end of the station end at bumper blocks. At the geographic south end of the station, the line splits from two tracks to three. The middle express track is not currently used in revenue service.

The full-time entrance is at the geographic east end of the station. The exit at the opposite end has HEET access, with a mezzanine that leads to 116th street, with various offices and transit employee facilities. This mezzanine was renovated by an in-house contract in 1999. Tile colors here are light beige with dark green accents, installed in 1997.

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 April 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division" (GIF). 1924. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System" (GIF). 1948. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide" (GIF). 1959. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  7. ^ "MTA plans upgrade to Lefferts Boulevard A train station". QNS. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Utica Av AC Station Becomes the 82nd Fully ADA Accessible Subway Station". MTA. May 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Elevator, subway upgrades slated for Lefferts Blvd stop". TimesLedger. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IND Fulton Street Line: Lefferts Boulevard
  • Station Reporter — A Lefferts
  • The Subway Nut — Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard Pictures
  • Lefferts Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 116th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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