103rd Street–Corona Plaza (IRT Flushing Line)

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103rd Street–Corona Plaza
"7" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
103st Flushing IRT jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address 103rd Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11368
Borough Queens
Locale Corona
Coordinates 40°44′59.37″N 73°51′45.84″W / 40.7498250°N 73.8627333°W / 40.7498250; -73.8627333Coordinates: 40°44′59.37″N 73°51′45.84″W / 40.7498250°N 73.8627333°W / 40.7498250; -73.8627333
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q23
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened April 21, 1917; 100 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code 450[2]
Former/other names Alburtis Avenue[1]
104th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 6,504,644[3]Decrease 0.3%
Rank 67 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 111th Street: 7 all times
Next south Junction Boulevard: 7 all times

103rd Street–Corona Plaza is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.[4] It is served by the 7 train at all times.[5]

History[edit]

Track layout

This station opened on April 21, 1917, as Alburtis Avenue, as the easternmost station of an extension of the Flushing line past Queensboro Plaza,[1] it was later renamed 104th Street, giving the possibility of a sealed exit at the north end, before taking its current name of 103rd Street–Corona Plaza. This station still contains signs, which have been covered, showing Alburtis Avenue, this station was the eastern terminal for the joint BMT and IRT services on the line until the extension to 111th Street opened on October 13, 1925.[1][6][7][8]

The platforms at 103rd Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[9]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "7" train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Junction Boulevard)
Peak-direction express "7" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "7" train toward Flushing–Main Street (111th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Old-fashioned smaller signs on the northbound platform in April 2011.

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms,[10] the center track is used by the rush hour peak direction <7> express service.[5] Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies supported by green frames and support columns in the center and green waist-high steel fences at both ends, the station names are in the standard black plates in white lettering, though some lampposts at both ends have their original white signs in black letting.[8][11]

Exits[edit]

This station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. A pair of staircases from either side of Roosevelt Avenue between 103rd and 104th Streets go up to the station house, where there is a token booth in the center and a turnstile bank on either side.[12] Both turnstile banks lead to a wooden waiting area/crossunder and have a single staircase going up to either platform.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NEW RAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION PREPARING PLANS FOR EXTENSION OF CORONA LINE TO FLUSHING; Board of Estimate Has Authorized Extension of Line From Corona to New Storage Yards Near Flushing River--Queensboro Subway to Have Connection With Proposed Eighth Avenue Line Near Times Square". The New York Times. June 12, 1921. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "7 Subway Timetable, Effective June 25, 2017" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "First Trains to be Run on Flushing Tube Line Oct. 13: Shuttle Operation Ordered to 111th Street Station on New Extension". Newspapers.com. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 5, 1925. p. 8. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "www.nycsubway.org: IRT Flushing Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "7 Train". August 11, 2014. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (January 1, 1955). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  10. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  11. ^ Cox, Jeremiah. "103 Street-Corona Plaza (7) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 

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