111th Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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111th Street
"7" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
111 Street from Express.jpg
A view of the platform as seen from an express train on the flyover track.
Station statistics
Address 111th Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11368
Borough Queens
Locale Corona
Coordinates 40°45′6.17″N 73°51′20.29″W / 40.7517139°N 73.8556361°W / 40.7517139; -73.8556361Coordinates: 40°45′6.17″N 73°51′20.29″W / 40.7517139°N 73.8556361°W / 40.7517139; -73.8556361
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: Airport transportation Q48
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 5 (2 local in passenger service at platform level; 1 express track above)
Other information
Opened October 13, 1925; 92 years ago (1925-10-13)
Station code 449[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 3,753,756[2]Increase 1.5%
Rank 137 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Mets–Willets Point: 7 all times
Next south 103rd Street–Corona Plaza: 7 all times

111th Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.[3] It is served by the 7 train at all times.[4]

History[edit]

The express track above the station

The station was opened on October 13, 1925, with shuttle service between 111th Street and the previous terminal at Alburtis Avenue (now 103rd Street–Corona Plaza),[5] the line was extended to Willets Point Boulevard (now Mets–Willets Point) on May 7, 1927,[6] and to the current terminal at Flushing–Main Street on January 21, 1928.[7]

The platforms at 111th Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[8]

Station layout[edit]

L3
Express track
Peak-direction express "7" express train does not stop here →
L2
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "7" train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (103rd Street–Corona Plaza)
Yard lead No regular service
Yard lead No regular service
Northbound local "7" train toward Flushing–Main Street (Mets–Willets Point)
"7" train alighting passengers only (some rush-hour trips) →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Track layout
Upper level express track
Upper level express track

The station has five tracks and two side platforms, the express track is located on a flyover above the other four tracks. The two center tracks are not used in passenger service, but instead are used as yard leads of the Corona Yard, where 7 trains are maintained and stored, as a result, trains that go to/from the yard often terminate or begin at this station.[9][10][11] Stations with flyover express tracks such as this were far more common on IRT elevated lines in Manhattan during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Due to the yard tracks, an unusual layout takes place in and north of the station, the two layup tracks only have connections to the main tracks north of the station. The northbound track rises north of the station while the express track lowers, the layup tracks dive down and cross under the northbound track. The southbound track then rises to level out the three tracks, which continue north.[12]

This station has full windscreens except at the south end of the northbound platform, which has a waist-high steel fence instead.

Exits[edit]

Exit is at the south (geographic west) end, with staircases to all four corners of 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue,[10][13] the mezzanine and stairway landings are wooden while the flooring at the fare control area is concrete.[14] The station has a crossunder between platforms. New signs have covered the old ones. Above some of the black station signs reading "111 Street" are white signs reading "Hall of Science", identifying the nearby New York Hall of Science five blocks south.[10][13][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "7 Subway Timetable, Effective June 25, 2017" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "CORONA SUBWAY EXTENDED; New Service Goes to Within 350 Feet of Flushing Creek Bridge". The New York Times. May 8, 1927. p. 26. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ "FLUSHING REJOICES AS SUBWAY OPENS; Service by B.M.T. and I.R.T. Begins as Soon as Official Train Makes First Run. HOPE OF 25 YEARS REALIZED Pageant of Transportation Led by Indian and His Pony Marks the Celebration. Hedley Talks of Fare Rise. Transit Modes Depicted". The New York Times. January 22, 1928. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955). Minutes and Proceedings. 
  9. ^ Marrero, Robert (January 1, 2017). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c Cox, Jeremiah. "111 Street (7) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: IRT Flushing Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  13. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ "7 Train". August 11, 2014. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  15. ^ Associated Press (April 10, 2014). "Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 Years Later". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  16. ^ Browne, Malcolm W. (September 5, 1986). "CITY AGAIN BOASTS A SCIENCE MUSEUM". The New York Times. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 

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