90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway, located at 90th Street and Elmhurst Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens.[3] It is served by the 7 train at all times.[4]

 90 Street–Elmhurst Avenue
 "7" train
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Station statistics
Address90th Street, Elmhurst Avenue & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11373
BoroughQueens
LocaleElmhurst
Coordinates40°44′54″N 73°52′35″W / 40.74833°N 73.87639°W / 40.74833; -73.87639Coordinates: 40°44′54″N 73°52′35″W / 40.74833°N 73.87639°W / 40.74833; -73.87639
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
Services      7 all times (all times)
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedApril 21, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code452[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)5,245,160[2]Decrease 4%
Rank80 out of 424
Station succession
Next northJunction Boulevard: 7 all times
Next south82nd Street–Jackson Heights: 7 all times

HistoryEdit

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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 90th Street.[5]

The platforms at 90th Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate longer trains.[6]

On February 2, 2019, a fatal gang shooting occurred at the station. The shooting was carried out by an alleged MS-13 member who shot another person of a rival gang.[7][8]

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (82nd Street–Jackson Heights)
Peak-direction express   does not stop here →
Northbound local   toward Flushing–Main Street (Junction Boulevard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits
 
Northbound platform signage

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[9] The center track is used by the peak direction <7> express service during rush hours.[4]

Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with red support frames and columns in the center and beige, waist-high, steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals at either ends.[10][11] The windscreens have translucent panels by the exit staircases and the station signs are in the standard black name plates in white lettering.[12]

ExitsEdit

This station has one elevated station house below the center of the platforms and tracks. The north side has two staircases going down to either northern corners of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue while the south side has one staircase going down to the triangle formed by Roosevelt Avenue, Elmhurst Avenue, and Case Street.[3]

Inside the station house is a token booth in the center.[13] On the south (geographical west) side is a turnstile bank that leads to a waiting area/crossover and one staircase going up to each platform.[14] On the north (geographical east) side, each side has a bank of two turnstiles and one staircase going up to the platform.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Corona" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "7 Subway Timetable, Effective April 28, 2019" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  7. ^ Moore, Tina; Jaeger, Max (February 4, 2019). "Fatal subway shooting in Queens was 'gang-related': cops". New York Post. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Queens Subway Shooting: MS-13 Member Is Arrested, Police Say". The New York Times. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (May 28, 2010). "Looking across to one of the street stairs and an odd translucent wall". subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  11. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (May 28, 2010). "Approaching a platform end with modern speaker structures". subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  12. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (May 28, 2010). "Looking across to the opposite platform at 90 St-Elmhurst Av". subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (May 28, 2010). "Approaching the turnstiles". subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (May 28, 2010). "The portion of the mezzanine with the small waiting area and free crossunder". subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (May 28, 2010). "The turnstiles for the Flushing-bound platform only and exit staircase that curves out from the middle of the station house". subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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