104th Street (IND Fulton Street Line)

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104th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Brooklyn bound platform at 104 St on the Fulton St Line.jpg
Brooklyn-bound platform
Station statistics
Address 104th Street & Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11417
Borough Queens
Locale South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill
Coordinates 40°40′56″N 73°50′14″W / 40.682233°N 73.837352°W / 40.682233; -73.837352Coordinates: 40°40′56″N 73°50′14″W / 40.682233°N 73.837352°W / 40.682233; -73.837352
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q112
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 25, 1915
(101 years ago)
 (1915-09-25)[1]
Former/other names Oxford Avenue
104th Street – Oxford Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 538,400[2]Increase 38.7%
Rank 404 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Rockaway Boulevard: A all times
Next south 111th Street: A all times

104th Street is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located on Liberty Avenue at 104th Street in South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, Queens. The station is served by the A train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout
Legend
to Rockaway Blvd
to 111 St
Southeastern stair

104th Street was one of the six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens, from 80th Street through Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard, as well as the current three track elevated structure, built for the BMT Fulton Street Line in 1915 as part of BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts.[1][3] The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, and the IND was extended east (railroad south) from Euclid Avenue via a connecting tunnel and new intermediate station at Grant Avenue, with the new service beginning on April 29, 1956.[3][4][5] The Fulton Street Elevated west of Hudson Street was closed, and eventually demolished.

The station has gone by a number of different names. It opened as Oxford Avenue.[1] A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Oxford Avenue", with "104th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print.[6] By 1948, "Oxford" and "104" were shown in equal sizes,[7] and by 1959 the name was shown as "104 St–Oxford".[8] The current official map shows the name as just "104 St".[9] Station signage still shows "104th Street – Oxford Avenue".[10]

The station was completely renovated in 2014.[11][12]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Inwood – 207th Street (Rockaway Boulevard)
NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (Rockaway Boulevard)
Peak-direction Express No regular service
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-S blue.svg late nights) toward Lefferts Boulevard (111th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The middle track is not currently used in revenue service. The exit at the northeast end of the station (railroad south) leads to 104th Street. At the opposite end of the station, there is an exit to 102nd Street.[13] Northwest of the station, there is a view of the abandoned LIRR's Rockaway Beach Branch tracks from the IND Rockaway Line.[10]

After the station was renovated in 2014 and the beginning of 2015, artwork, that was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design and designed by Béatrice Coron, was installed being titled On the Right Track.[12][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Elevated Line Opened for Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1915. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Sparberg, Andrew J. (1 October 2014). From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA. Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0-8232-6190-1. 
  4. ^ "First Leg of Rockaways Transit Opened at Cost of $10,154,702". nytimes.com. The New York Times. April 30, 1956. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Freeman, Ira Henry (June 28, 1956). "Rockaway Trains to Operate Today". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division". 1924. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System". 1948. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Official New York City Subway Map and Station Guide". 1959. Archived from the original (GIF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Cox, Jeremiah. "104 Street-Oxford Avenue (A except Late Night, S-Late Night Shuttle to Lefferts Blvd) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  11. ^ "MTA | news | Queens-bound 88 St and 104 St A Line Stations To Close for Three Months for Renewal". www.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  12. ^ a b "MTA | news | Final Phase of 104 St and 88 St A Line Station Renewals Completed". www.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  13. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: IND Fulton Street Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  14. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: On the Right Track (Béatrice Coron)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 

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