40th Street–Lowery Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 7 local train at all times.

 40 Street–Lowery Street
 "7" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
40th Lowery view vc.jpg
Station statistics
Address40th Street & Queens Boulevard
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Coordinates40°44′37.72″N 73°55′27.04″W / 40.7438111°N 73.9241778°W / 40.7438111; -73.9241778Coordinates: 40°44′37.72″N 73°55′27.04″W / 40.7438111°N 73.9241778°W / 40.7438111; -73.9241778
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
Services      7 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q60
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedApril 21, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code459[1]
Former/other namesLowery Street
Passengers (2018)3,048,104[2]Decrease 6.6%
Rank163 out of 424
Station succession
Next north46th Street–Bliss Street: 7 all times
Next south33rd Street–Rawson Street: 7 all times


Track layout

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to Alburtis Avenue (now 103rd Street–Corona Plaza) on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 40th Street.[3]

The platforms at 40th Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[4]

Station layoutEdit

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (33rd Street–Rawson Street)
Peak-direction express   does not stop here →
Northbound local   toward Flushing–Main Street (46th Street–Bliss Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits
Street view

The station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by peak-direction <7> express trains during rush hours.

In 1998, the name "Lowery", a former name for 40th Street in 1917 at the time of construction,[5] was removed from the station and maps, but was restored in 2004 as part of a historical move. The 1999 artwork featured at the station is called Q is for Queens by Yumi Heo.


The exit is under the tracks in the median of Queens Boulevard. The exit is at 40th Street with two stairs from each platform. Since fare control is on different sides of the exit, there is no free transfer between directions, although the station's layout could allow one.[6] This makes the station one of only two stations along the 7 (the other being Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue) to not have a crossover or crossunder.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Transit Service on Corona Extension of Dual Subway System Opened to the Public". The New York Times. April 22, 1917. p. RE1. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (January 1, 1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  5. ^ "QUEENS BOULEVARD along the Flushing El". Forgotten NY. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Long Island City" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.

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