111th Street (IND Fulton Street Line)

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111th Street
"A" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
111st street 2.jpg
Lefferts Boulevard-bound A train departing
Station statistics
Address 111th Street & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11419
Borough Queens
Locale Richmond Hill
Coordinates 40°41′05″N 73°49′52″W / 40.684673°N 73.831129°W / 40.684673; -73.831129Coordinates: 40°41′05″N 73°49′52″W / 40.684673°N 73.831129°W / 40.684673; -73.831129
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q37, Q112
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915 (102 years ago) (1915-09-25)[1]
Station code 194[2]
Former/other names 111th Street–Greenwood Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 794,687[3]Increase 0.8%
Rank 383 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 104th Street: A all times
Next south Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard: A all times

111th Street is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located on Liberty Avenue at 111th Street in Richmond Hill, Queens. The station is served by the A train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout

111th Street 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.[1][4] 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.[4][5][6] The Fulton Street Elevated west of Hudson Street was closed, and eventually demolished.

The station has gone by a number of different names, it opened as Greenwood Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Greenwood Avenue" with "111th St." below it in parentheses and smaller print.[7] By 1948, "Greenwood" and "111 St." were shown in equal sizes,[8] and by 1959, the station's name was shown as "111 St–Greenwood".[9] The current official map shows the name as just "111 St".[10] However, station signs still show "111th Street–Greenwood Avenue".[11]

The Queens-bound platform was completely renovated in 2015 and reopened on December 12, the Brooklyn-bound platform was completely rehabilitated and reopened in Spring 2016.[12][13]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (104th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (104th Street)
Peak-direction Express No regular service
Southbound "A" train (NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg late nights) toward Lefferts Boulevard (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Southwest street stair on the southeast corner of Liberty Avenue and 109th Street

This elevated station, opened on September 25, 1915,[1] has three tracks and two side platforms with the middle track not used in revenue service.[14] Both platforms have beige windscreens for the entire length and brown canopies with green frames and support columns except for a small section at either ends.[11]

Exits[edit]

This station has two entrances/exits, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the tracks, the full-time side is at the east (railroad south) end. It has one staircase to each platform, a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, a turnstile bank, a token booth, and two staircases down to either eastern corners of Liberty Avenue and 111th Street, the other station house also has one staircase to each platform, waiting area, and two staircases to 109th Street and Liberty Avenue (one to the southeast corner and another along the north side of Liberty Avenue). However, this entrance/exit is unstaffed, containing just High Entry/Exit and Exit-Only turnstiles.[11][14][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  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. ^ a b Sparberg, Andrew J. (October 1, 2014). From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA. Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0-8232-6190-1. 
  5. ^ "First Leg of Rockaways Transit Opened at Cost of $10,154,702". nytimes.com. The New York Times. April 30, 1956. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Freeman, Ira Henry (June 28, 1956). "Rockaway Trains to Operate Today". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division". 1924. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System". 1948. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide". 1959. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 25, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c Cox, Jeremiah. "111 St-Greenwood Avenue (A except Late Nights, S-Late Night Shuttle to Lefferts Blvd) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "mta.info | Planned Service Changes". web.mta.info. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ "MTA | Press Release | NYC Transit | Brooklyn-bound 111 St and 80 St A Line Stations To Close for Three Months for Renewal". www.mta.info. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "A Lefferts". October 30, 2013. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  15. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: IND Fulton Street Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ozone Park" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Station name signage