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61st Street–Woodside (announced as Woodside–61st Street on rolling stock) is an express station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway located at 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, Queens. It is served by the 7 train, with additional peak-direction <7> service during rush hours.

 61 Street–Woodside
 "7" train"7" express train
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Address61st Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
BoroughQueens
LocaleWoodside
Coordinates40°44′44.19″N 73°54′10.68″W / 40.7456083°N 73.9029667°W / 40.7456083; -73.9029667Coordinates: 40°44′44.19″N 73°54′10.68″W / 40.7456083°N 73.9029667°W / 40.7456083; -73.9029667
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
Services      7 all times (all times) <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction)​
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q18, Q53 SBS, Airport transportation Q70 SBS
Railway transportation LIRR: City Terminal Zone and Port Washington Branch (at Woodside)
StructureElevated
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedApril 21, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code456[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Former/other namesWoodside–61st Street
61st Street
Traffic
Passengers (2018)5,282,486[2]Decrease 3.2%
Rank79 out of 424
Station succession
Next northJunction Boulevard (express): <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
69th Street (local): 7 all times
Next south52nd Street (local): 7 all times
Queensboro Plaza (express): <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northJunction Boulevard (express): <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
74th Street–Broadway (local): 7 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 southCourt Square: 7 all times <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction

HistoryEdit

61st Street–Woodside opened on April 21, 1917 as Woodside, as part of an extension of the IRT Flushing Line to Alburtis Avenue (now 103rd Street–Corona Plaza). The Long Island Rail Road station predates the station, as it originally opened in 1869.

The platforms at 61st Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[3]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[4]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3F
Subway
platforms
Southbound local   toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (52nd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right  
Peak-direction express   toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (AM rush) (Queensboro Plaza)
  toward Flushing–Main Street (PM rush) (Junction Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right  
Northbound local   toward Flushing–Main Street (69th Street)
2F Mezzanine Connection between    and LIRR, station agent, MetroCard machines
  Multiple accessible entrances:
  • Elevator at NE corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street
  • Ramp to westbound Port Washington Branch platform from 63rd Street and Trimble Road
  • Ramp to eastbound Main Line platform from dead end at 62nd Street near Woodside Avenue
1F
LIRR
platforms
Platform C, doors will open on the right  
PW Track 1 Port Washington Branch toward Penn Station (Terminus)
PW Track 2 Port Washington Branch toward Great Neck or Port Washington (Great Neck, Mets–Willets Point, or Flushing–Main Street)
Platform B, doors will open on the left or right  
ML Track 3 Main Line toward Penn Station (Terminus)
ML Track 1 Main Line does not stop here →
ML Track 2 Main Line does not stop here →
ML Track 4 Main Line toward Long Island destinations via Jamaica (Forest Hills)
Platform A, doors will open on the right  
G Street level Entrances/exits

This station has two island platforms and three tracks. The two outer tracks are used for the full-time 7 local service while the bidirectional center track is used for rush hour peak-direction <7> express service.[5] There is a mezzanine located at the center, underneath the platforms, with an ADA-accessible elevator to each platform, as well as another to each Long Island Rail Road platform. The elevator from the mezzanine to the street stops at the LIRR's eastbound Main Line platform.

Artwork includes John Cavanagh's Commuting/Community (1986), located near the stairway down to LIRR Track 4, and Dimitri Gerakaris' Woodside Continuum (1999), which forms part of the steel-grating fare-control separation.

ExitsEdit

Entrance and exit are provided by long stairs down to street level on the northern curb of Roosevelt Avenue at 61st Street, as well as to other nearby locations via the LIRR platforms. An ADA-compliant elevator provides access to street level at the northeast corner of 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue, while a long escalator at the southeast corner provides entrance only. The Woodside station of the Long Island Rail Road is located directly beneath the Flushing Line station; any of the three LIRR platforms can be accessed directly from the mezzanine.

In popular cultureEdit

This station was used for a scene in John Cassavetes's 1980 film Gloria. The station was depicted in a scene in the Coen brothers' 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis, though actual filming occurred elsewhere.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (January 1, 1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  4. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.

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