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69th Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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Division  A (IRT)
Services  7  (all times)
Structure  Elevated
Opened  21 April 1917
Locale  Woodside
Line  IRT Flushing Line
Transit connections  NYCT Bus: Q32, Q47
Platforms  2 side platforms
Borough  Queens
Tracks  3
69th Street (IRT Flushing Line)
Address  Queens, NY 11377, United States
Similar  52nd Street, 61st Street–Woodside, 40th Street–Lowery Street, Hunters Point Avenue, Junction Boulevard

69th Street (also known as 69th Street–Fisk Avenue) is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in the Woodside, Queens, it is served by the 7 train at all times.

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History

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to 103rd Street–Corona Plaza on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 69th Street.

The platforms at 69th Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate longer trains.

Station layout

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the peak direction express service during rush hours. The extreme north (geographical east) end of the northbound platform is a closed work stair leading to a storage area below the tracks.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green support frames and columns in the center and black, waist-high, steel fences at either ends. Black lampposts are at the un-canopied sections at regular intervals and the station signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway passes under the IRT Flushing Line just east of the station. There were formerly crossovers and switches between this station and 61st Street – Woodside. They were removed in 2008 and replaced with crossovers on either side of 74th Street – Broadway. The new crossovers are set up in such a way that trains going in either direction on the express track can stop at 74th Street.

Under the elevated structure of the Flushing Line directly east of the station and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is a track of the New York Connecting Railroad, which is used for freight by CSX.

Exits

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from the street, one at the northeast corner of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue and the other at the southwest corner, go up to the mezzanine, where there is a token booth at the center and a turnstile bank at either ends. Both turnstile banks lead to a waiting area/crossunder and have one staircase going up to each platform.

References

69th Street (IRT Flushing Line) Wikipedia


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