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Hunters Point Avenue station

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 Hunters Point Avenue
 "7" train"7" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Hunters Point Avenue - Flushing bound platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address49th Avenue & 21st Street
Queens, NY 11101
BoroughQueens
LocaleHunters Point, Long Island City
Coordinates40°44′32.57″N 73°56′57.33″W / 40.7423806°N 73.9492583°W / 40.7423806; -73.9492583Coordinates: 40°44′32.57″N 73°56′57.33″W / 40.7423806°N 73.9492583°W / 40.7423806; -73.9492583
DivisionA (IRT)[1]
Line   IRT Flushing Line
Services   7 all times (all times) rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction)​
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: B62 (at Jackson Avenue)
MTA Bus: Q67
Railway transportation LIRR: City Terminal Zone (at Hunterspoint Avenue)
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedFebruary 15, 1916; 107 years ago (1916-02-15)
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Former/other names49th Avenue
Traffic
20191,885,928[3]Decrease 2.4%
Rank249 out of 424[3]
Location
Hunters Point Avenue station is located in New York City Subway
Hunters Point Avenue station
Hunters Point Avenue station is located in New York City
Hunters Point Avenue station
Hunters Point Avenue station is located in New York
Hunters Point Avenue station
Track layout

Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops rush hours in the peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only

The Hunters Point Avenue station is a station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 49th Avenue (formerly Hunters Point Avenue) and 21st Street in the intersections of Hunters Point and Long Island City, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times and the train during rush hours in the peak direction.

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Metro station

Metro station

A metro station or subway station is a train station for a rapid transit system, which as a whole is usually called a "metro" or "subway". A station provides a means for passengers to purchase tickets, board trains, and evacuate the system in the case of an emergency. In the United Kingdom, they are known as underground stations, most commonly used in reference to the London Underground.

IRT Flushing Line

IRT Flushing Line

The IRT Flushing Line is a rapid transit route of the New York City Subway system, named for its eastern terminal in Flushing, Queens. It is operated as part of the A Division. The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), a private operator, had constructed the section of the line from Flushing, Queens, to Times Square, Manhattan between 1915 and 1928. A western extension was opened to Hudson Yards in western Manhattan in 2015, and the line now stretches from Flushing to Chelsea, Manhattan. It carries trains of the 7 local service, as well as the express <7> during rush hours in the peak direction. It is the only currently operational IRT line to serve Queens.

New York City Subway

New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. It is owned by the government of New York City and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway is one of the world's oldest public transit systems, one of the most-used, and the one with the most stations, with 472 stations in operation.

7 (New York City Subway service)

7 (New York City Subway service)

The 7 Flushing Local and <7> Flushing Express are two rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway, providing local and express services along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line. Their route emblems, or "bullets", are colored purple, since they serve the Flushing Line.

History

The Flushing Line was extended one stop from Vernon–Jackson Avenues to Hunters Point Avenue on February 15, 1916.[4]

The city government took over the IRT's operations on June 12, 1940.[5][6] The IRT routes were given numbered designations in 1948 with the introduction of "R-type" rolling stock, which contained rollsigns with numbered designations for each service.[7] The route from Times Square to Flushing became known as the 7.[8] In 1949, the New York City Board of Transportation announced that the Flushing Line platforms would be lengthened to 11 IRT car lengths; the platforms were only able to fit nine 51-foot-long IRT cars beforehand.[9][10] The platforms at the station were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[11] However, nine-car trains continued to run on the 7 route until 1962, when they were extended to ten cars.[12]

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Station layout

View from outside
View from outside
G Street level Entrances/exits
P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound "7" train"7" express train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue)
Northbound "7" train"7" express train toward Flushing–Main Street (Court Square)
Side platform

This station is the easternmost (railroad north) underground station on the Flushing Line until the northbound terminal station (Flushing – Main Street). The tunnel portal is at the eastern end of the station. Just outside the portal is a diamond crossover linking the two tracks.

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Its architecture is in an Italianate design of brown color. Tilework includes a trimline with "HP" tiles on it and name tablets reading "HUNTERS POINT AVE." in gold serif font. The platform columns also have a trim line with "HP" tiles below them.

Exits

East stair
East stair

This station has one fare control area above the platforms and tracks near the north end. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank and several exit–only turnstiles provide access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and one staircase going up to the north side of 49th Avenue with 21st Street several hundred yards to the west. Two other staircases to the east go up to the north side of the same street and is near the Long Island Rail Road's Hunterspoint Avenue station.[13]

On October 29, 1982, a public hearing was scheduled concerning the planned closure of the entrance leading to the southeast corner of 49th Avenue and 21st Street as part of the New York City Transit Authority's Station Modernization Program.[14]

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Side platform

Side platform

A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of one or more railway tracks or guideways at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. A station having dual side platforms, one for each direction of travel, is the basic design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track.

7 (New York City Subway service)

7 (New York City Subway service)

The 7 Flushing Local and <7> Flushing Express are two rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway, providing local and express services along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line. Their route emblems, or "bullets", are colored purple, since they serve the Flushing Line.

34th Street–Hudson Yards station

34th Street–Hudson Yards station

The 34th Street–Hudson Yards station is a New York City Subway station in Manhattan's West Side on the IRT Flushing Line, and is the western terminus for the 7 local and <7> express services. It has two tracks and one island platform, with two levels of mezzanines: one directly above the platform and the other directly below street level. The station directly serves the Hudson Yards mega-development above it, and is located within the greater Hudson Yards neighborhood. The station contains two entrances along Hudson Boulevard: a primary entrance south of 34th Street, and a secondary entrance south of 35th Street.

Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue station

Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue station

The Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue station is a station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, and the westernmost station on the Flushing Line in Queens. It is served by the 7 train at all times and the <7> train rush hours in the peak direction. Despite its name, the station is not quite located at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Jackson Avenue. It is located on 50th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and Jackson Avenue, both of which have entrances to the station.

Flushing–Main Street station (IRT Flushing Line)

Flushing–Main Street station (IRT Flushing Line)

The Flushing–Main Street station is the eastern terminal on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Downtown Flushing, Queens. It is served by the 7 local train at all times and the <7> express train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Serif

Serif

In typography, a serif is a small line or stroke regularly attached to the end of a larger stroke in a letter or symbol within a particular font or family of fonts. A typeface or "font family" making use of serifs is called a serif typeface, and a typeface that does not include them is sans-serif. Some typography sources refer to sans-serif typefaces as "grotesque" or "Gothic", and serif typefaces as "roman".

Long Island Rail Road

Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road, often abbreviated as the LIRR, is a commuter rail system in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of New York, stretching from Manhattan to the eastern tip of Suffolk County on Long Island. With an average weekday ridership of 354,800 passengers in 2016, it is the busiest commuter railroad in North America. It is also one of the world's few commuter systems that runs 24/7 year-round. It is publicly owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which refers to it as MTA Long Island Rail Road. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 49,167,600, or about 226,100 per weekday as of the third quarter of 2022.

Source: "Hunters Point Avenue station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 8th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunters_Point_Avenue_station.

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References
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  5. ^ "City Transit Unity Is Now a Reality; Title to I.R.T. Lines Passes to Municipality, Ending 19-Year Campaign". The New York Times. June 13, 1940. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on January 7, 2022. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
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