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Rockaway Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Rockaway Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)

Rockaway Boulevard
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Brooklyn-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Rockaway Boulevard & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11417
Borough Queens
Locale Ozone Park
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Airport transportation Q7, Q11, Q21, Q41, Q52, Q53, Q112, QM15, QM16, QM17
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915 (September 25, 1915)[1]
Accessibility Same-platform wheelchair transfer available
Passengers (2014) 2,575,171[2]Decrease 2.3%
Rank 189 out of 421
Station succession
Next south

Rockaway Boulevard is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard, Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards, and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens, it is served by the A train at all times.


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


Rockaway Boulevard was one of the six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens, from 80th Street through Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard, as well as the current three track elevated structure, built for the BMT Fulton Street Line in 1915 as part of BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts. The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, and the IND was extended east (railroad south) from Euclid Avenue via a connecting tunnel and new intermediate station at Grant Avenue, with the new service beginning on April 29, 1956.

The station was completely renovated in 2015.[3]

Station layout

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound toward Inwood – 207th Street (88th Street)
(late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (88th Street)
Peak-direction Express No regular service
Southbound toward Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park (Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue)
( late nights) toward Lefferts Boulevard (104th Street)
(No service: Lefferts Boulevard (Lefferts))
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Station before renovation

This station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is not used in revenue service. The platforms have beige windscreens and green and brown canopies.

This station has two station-houses with the full-time one at the west (railroad north) end. Single staircases from each platform go down to the elevated station-house beneath the tracks. Inside are a turnstile bank and token booth. Outside of fare control, two staircases lead to either side of Liberty Avenue at Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevard.

The other station-house at the east (railroad south) end is also elevated and beneath the tracks, but unstaffed. It contains two HEET turnstiles, a staircase to each platform, and two staircases to either side of Liberty Avenue at 96th Street. The wooden staircase landings have a high exit-only turnstile to allow passengers to exit the system without having to go through the station.

This is the outermost station from Manhattan that is shared by all A train branches. Just past the east end of the platform, the line splits into two routes. Trains heading to Lefferts Boulevard continue east along Liberty Avenue, while those heading to the Rockaways diverge and turn south towards Howard Beach, Jamaica Bay, Broad Channel and the Rockaways.


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External links

Southwestern stair
  •—IND Fulton: Rockaway Boulevard
  • Station Reporter — A Lefferts
  • Station Reporter — A Rockaway
  • The Subway Nut — Rockaway Boulevard Pictures
  • 94th Street/Rockaway Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 96th Street/Cross Bay Boulevard — Woodhaven Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
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