82nd Street–Jackson Heights station

82nd Street–Jackson Heights (formerly known as 25th Street (Jackson Heights)) is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens.[5] It is served by the 7 train at all times.[6]

 82 Street–Jackson Heights
 "7" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Station statistics
Address82nd Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11372
BoroughQueens
LocaleJackson Heights
Coordinates40°44′51.47″N 73°53′1.78″W / 40.7476306°N 73.8838278°W / 40.7476306; -73.8838278Coordinates: 40°44′51.47″N 73°53′1.78″W / 40.7476306°N 73.8838278°W / 40.7476306; -73.8838278
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
Services      7 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q29, Q33
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedApril 21, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code453[3]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Former/other names25th Street[1]
25th Street (Jackson Heights)[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)4,741,470[4]Decrease 5.5%
Rank97 out of 424
Station succession
Next north90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue: 7 all times
Next south74th Street–Broadway: 7 all times

HistoryEdit

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The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to Alburtis Avenue (now 103rd Street–Corona Plaza) on April 21, 1917, with a local station at what is now 82nd Street.[7] The current 82nd Street station was known as "25th Street" from its opening until March 10, 1921, when it was renamed "25th Street (Jackson Heights)".[1] The station was again renamed on April 2, 1925, to "82nd Street–Jackson Heights".[2][8]

The platforms at 82nd Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate longer trains.[9] In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[10]

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (74th Street–Broadway)
Peak-direction express   does not stop here →
Northbound local   toward Flushing–Main Street (90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[11] The center track is used by the peak direction rush hour <7> express service.[6] Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies supported by green frames and columns in the center and black waist-high steel fences at either ends.[12] The station signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.[13] Each platform has a large "82" sign between the two staircases to the mezzanine below.[14]

ExitsEdit

 
Under 82nd Street station in the mid-to-late-1980s. Note the staircase on the corner of the intersection with Roosevelt Avenue.

This station's one entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It is built of wood and bricks and has a concrete flooring. It has three staircases from all corners of 82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue except the southeast one and a token booth in the center.[15] Two turnstile banks at either ends lead to a waiting area/crossunder and one staircase to each platform at the center.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Changes Station Name" (PDF). The Evening Telegram. March 11, 1921. p. 11. Retrieved July 3, 2018 – via Fultonhistory.com.
  2. ^ a b "New Subway Station Name" (PDF). The New York Telegram and Evening Mail. April 3, 1925. p. 7. Retrieved July 3, 2018 – via Fultonhistory.com.
  3. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "7 Subway Timetable, Effective November 17, 2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "Transit Service on Corona Extension of Dual Subway System Opened to the Public". The New York Times. April 22, 1917. p. RE1. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  8. ^ "Hearing on Change of "L" Station Name" (PDF). The Daily Star. February 20, 1925. p. 2. Retrieved July 3, 2018 – via Fultonhistory.com.
  9. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  10. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  11. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 19, 2011). "Walking down the platform". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 19, 2011). "An 82 St-Jackson Heights platform sign above little leaning benches". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  14. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 19, 2011). "Large metal 82s are on each platform between the two staircases". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  16. ^ Wong, Kevin (February 22, 2014). "82nd Street–Jackson Heights Token Booth". nycsubway.org. Retrieved March 7, 2018.

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