Parsons Boulevard station

Parsons Boulevard is an express station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue in Queens,[6] it is served by the F train at all times, and the <F> train during rush hours in the peak direction. Limited rush hour E service also stops here due to capacity constraints at its primary terminal of Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer station, located four blocks south.

 Parsons Blvd
 "F" train"F" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Manhattan bound platform with express tracks
Station statistics
AddressParsons Boulevard & Hillside Avenue
Queens, NY 11432
BoroughQueens
LocaleJamaica
Coordinates40°42′28″N 73°48′10″W / 40.7077°N 73.8028°W / 40.7077; -73.8028Coordinates: 40°42′28″N 73°48′10″W / 40.7077°N 73.8028°W / 40.7077; -73.8028
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Queens Boulevard Line
Services      E limited rush-hour service (limited rush-hour service)
      F all times (all times) <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction (two rush hour trains, peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q43, Q83
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q25, Q34, Q65, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks4
Other information
OpenedApril 24, 1937 (82 years ago) (1937-04-24)[1]
Station code256[2]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3][4]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Traffic
Passengers (2018)2,003,517[5]Increase 0.2%
Rank233 out of 424
Station succession
Next northJamaica–179th Street (express): E limited rush-hour service
169th Street (local): F all times <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction
Next southSutphin Boulevard (local): F all times <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction
Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike (express): E limited rush-hour service

This station opened on April 24, 1937 as part of an extension of the Independent Subway System's Queens Boulevard Line, and served as a terminal for F trains until the line was extended to 179th Street in 1950. Ridership at this station decreased sharply after the opening of the Archer Avenue lines in 1988.

HistoryEdit

ConstructionEdit

The Queens Boulevard Line was one of the first built by the city-owned Independent Subway System (IND), and was planned to stretch between the IND Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan and 178th Street and Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens.[7][8] The line was first proposed in 1925.[9] Construction of the line was approved by the New York City Board of Estimate on October 4, 1928.[10] On December 23, 1930, the contract for the construction of the section between 137th Street and 178th Street, Route 108, Section 11, was let. This section included the stations at 169th Street, Parsons Boulevard, and Sutphin Boulevard.[11] The contract for this section was awarded to Triest Contracting Corporation.[12] The line was constructed using the cut-and-cover tunneling method, and to allow pedestrians to cross, temporary bridges were built over the trenches.[13]

The first section of the line opened on August 19, 1933 from the connection to the Eighth Avenue Line at 50th Street to Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights.[14] Later that year, a $23 million loan was approved to finance the remainder of the line, along with other IND lines.[15] The remainder of the line was built by the Public Works Administration.[16] In summer 1933 work on this station and 169th Street were completed, far ahead of schedule.[12] In 1934 and 1935, construction of the extension to Jamaica was suspended for 15 months and was halted by strikes.[17] Construction was further delayed due to a strike in 1935, instigated by electricians opposing wages paid by the General Railway Signal Company.[18]

In April 1936, William Jerome Daly, the secretary of the New York City Board of Transportation, stated, in response to requests for a stop at 178th Street, that constructing a station at that location would prevent express service from operating past 71st Avenue. He said that with a final station at 169th Street, express trains could run to Parsons Boulevard, and that if the line was extended to Springfield Boulevard as planned, express service could be extended past 178th Street with a yard east of the new terminal.[19]

In August 1936, construction to Forest Hills was expected to be completed by the end of the year. While the tracks were installed all the way to 178th Street, the stops to the east of Union Turnpike still needed to be tiled, have stairways, turnstiles and lighting installed. Two additional contracts remained to be put up for bid, both the results of last minute changes. One of the changes concerned the line's eastern terminal. Initially, express trains were planned to terminate at a station at 178th Street. However, the plans were changed to terminate the express trains at Parsons Boulevard, requiring the installation of switches. Since construction of the tunnel was already completed in this section, a few hundred feet of the wall separating the eastbound and westbound train tracks had to be removed to fit the two switches.[20] In addition, a new tunnel roof and new side supports had to be constructed.[21] Since the line's new terminal would be at 169th Street, the tracks at 178th Street would be used to turn back trains. This change delayed the opening of the line from Union Turnpike to 169th Street,[21] and also led to protests from the Jamaica Estates Association because the 178th Street station had been eliminated.[20]

A 3.5-mile (5.6 km) extension from Roosevelt Avenue to Kew Gardens opened on December 31, 1936.[22] In March 1937, the extension to 169th Street was expected to be opened on May 1, requiring work to be finished by April 3, and fully approved and tested by April 20. As of this point, minor station work remained, including the installation of light bulbs, with the only major work left to be completed being the final 200 feet (61 m) of track in the 169th Street terminal.[21]

OpeningEdit

On April 9, 1937, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia announced that the operation of the $14.4 million extension to Jamaica and express service would begin on April 24. The extension to Hillside Avenue and 178th Street, with a terminal station at 169th Street opened as planned on April 24, 1937.[23][24][1] Service was initially provided by E trains, which began making express stops from 71st Avenues to Queens Plaza during rush hours on the same date, and by EE local trains during non-rush hours. The express service operated between approximately 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,[16][25] and ran every three to five minutes.[26] This extension was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Parsons Boulevard station and with a parade along Hillside Avenue.[27]

On December 15, 1940, F trains began running via the newly opened IND Sixth Avenue Line, also running express west of 71st Avenue. 169th Street and Parsons Boulevard were both used as terminal stations during this time, with the E terminating at 169th Street and the F at this station.[28] This setup was instituted to prevent congestion at both stations.[29]

While 169th Street was the end of the line, F trains terminated here because the 169th Street station provided an unsatisfactory terminal setup for a four track line with no storage facilities provided at the station. Therefore, the line was planned to be extended to 184th Place with a station at 179th Street containing two island platforms, sufficient entrances and exits, and storage for four ten-car trains. The facilities would allow for the operation of express and local service to the station.[30] Delayed due to the Great Depression and World War II, the extension was completed later than expected and opened on December 11, 1950.[31][32] E trains were extended there at all times and F trains were extended evenings, nights, and Sunday mornings.[33] On May 13, 1951, all F trains outside of rush hour were extended to 179th Street using the local tracks beyond Parsons Boulevard. On October 8, 1951, trains were extended to 179th Street at all times.[34] During rush hours F trains skipped 169th Street running via the express tracks. At other times, the F stopped at 169th Street.[35]

ChangesEdit

In 1976, Hillcrest High School students painted 12 murals in the station.[36] In the 1980s, this station was part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)'s Neighborhood Adopt-A-Station Program. According to a sign on the wall, the Parsons Boulevard station was adopted by students of Hillcrest High School.[37] Additionally, in 1983, improvements to the Parsons Boulevard station were scheduled as part of an MTA improvement program.[38]

Ridership at this station decreased following the opening of the parallel Archer Avenue lines on December 11, 1988,[39] which was expected to severely lessen congestion at the Sutphin Boulevard, Parsons Boulevard, and 169th Street stations. Ridership checks conducted before and after the opening of the new line showed that ridership at this station, between 5 and 10 a.m. on weekdays, decreased from 10,457 riders to 5,183 riders, a 50% decrease.[40]

 
Sign on the Jamaica-bound platform showing that some E trains stop here on the express track during rush hours.

In conjunction with the opening of the Archer Avenue lines, service patterns were changed. E trains were rerouted via the new line, running to Jamaica Center, via the Queens Boulevard Line's express tracks, and began running express east of 71st Avenue.[41][42] However, some E trains continued to run from 179th Street as expresses during the morning rush hour, stopping at Parsons Boulevard.[43]:9–10 Service at local stations, such as Sutphin Boulevard, was replaced by the R, which was extended to 179th Street from 71st Avenue. The R extension allowed F trains to continue running express to 179th Street.[44][45] The changes in subway service angered riders at local stations east of 71st Avenue because they lost direct Queens Boulevard Express service. Local elected officials pressured the MTA to eliminate all-local service at these stations.[46] On September 30, 1990, the R was cut back to 71st Avenue outside of rush hours. Local service to 179th Street was replaced by F trains, which provided Queens Boulevard Express service, during middays, evenings, and weekends, and local G service during late nights.[47] In 1992, the MTA decided to have F trains run local east of 71st Avenue on a six-month trial basis to replace R service, which would be cut back to 71st Avenue at all times.[48] The test started on October 26, 1992 and was implemented on a permanent basis six months later, eliminating express service along Hillside Avenue.[49][46]

In 2003, MTA proposed closing 177 part-time token booths, later reduced to 62,[50] across the subway system and replace them with MetroCard Vending Machines and High-Entry/Exit Turnstiles to help cut the MTA's $1 billion deficit. The closure of booths began in August 2003.[51] The station's part-time token booth, which was manned for ​7 12 hours on weekdays, at 153rd Street was closed on August 17, 2003,[52] and automatic entrance to the 153rd Street exits was provided at all times. Access hours at these entrances were previously 6:15 a.m. to 10:40 p.m.[53][54]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, were scheduled to undergo a complete overhaul and would have been entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would have included cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[55][56] However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.[57] In December 2019, the MTA announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[58]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Southbound local     toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Sutphin Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound express   toward World Trade Center (rush hours only) (Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike)
Northbound express   toward Jamaica–179th Street (PM rush hours only) (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound local     toward Jamaica–179th Street (169th Street)

This underground station has four tracks and two island platforms.[59] F trains stop on the outer local tracks at all times[60] while infrequent rush hour E trains stop on the center express tracks.[61][62] The platform and mezzanine columns are I-beams painted maroon-red and the wall tiles along the tracks have an orange trim-line with a black border and name tiles underneath them consisting of "PARSONS" in white lettering on a black background.[63][64] Some of the black columns separating the express tracks have white signs reading "Parsons" in black lettering.[65] There is a usually unmanned signal tower on the southern end of the Manhattan-bound platform.[66]

Above the platforms is a full-length mezzanine that connects the two station entrances at either ends. It allows free crossovers between directions,[67] and has more staircases to the Jamaica-bound platform than the Manhattan-bound one because a crew office was built on the Manhattan-bound side.[68] A free passageway, which allows people to walk through the mezzanine without having to pay a fare, connects the entrances at 153rd Street and Parsons Boulevard.[69] At the Parsons Boulevard end of the station, there is a fenced off storage area.[70] A pump station for draining water after floods is located at the geographical west end of the station at 153rd Street.[71]:27

 
View of the station entrance at the northeast corner of Hillside Avenue and 153rd Street.

ExitsEdit

The main entrance is at the north end of the station. It has a turnstile bank and a full-time token booth,[72] with two street stairs leading to either southern corner of Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue, and a single staircase to the northwest corner.[6] This entrance formerly was the station's full-time entrance.[73][54]

The entrance at the south end is unstaffed, containing HEET turnstiles and three street stairs to the intersection of 153rd Street and Hillside Avenue–one each at the northern, southwest, and southeast corners of the intersection.[6][67][54] The part-time token booth at 153rd Street was removed in 2003.[54]

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