111th Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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111th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
111th Street BMT Jamaica.jpg
Station statistics
Address 111th Street & Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11418
Borough Queens
Locale Richmond Hill
Coordinates 40°41′49″N 73°50′14″W / 40.696876°N 73.837223°W / 40.696876; -73.837223Coordinates: 40°41′49″N 73°50′14″W / 40.696876°N 73.837223°W / 40.696876; -73.837223
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q56
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q37
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
Opened May 28, 1917 (99 years ago) (1917-05-28)[1]
Former/other names Greenwood Avenue[1][2]
111th Street – Richmond Hill[1][2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 812,055[3]Increase 1.2%
Rank 384 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 121st Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue – JFK Airport)
Next south 104th Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Woodhaven Boulevard)

111th Street is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 111th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, it is served at all times by the J train. The Z train bypasses the station when it operates.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Legend
to 121 St
to 104 St
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street (Woodhaven Boulevard rush hours, 104th Street other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg does not stop here
Center track No passenger service
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue – JFK Airport rush hours, 121st Street other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

This elevated station was opened on May 28, 1917[1] by the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad, an affiliate of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, replacing Cypress Hills as the line's terminus.[1] It has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track dead ends at bumper blocks on both sides of the station and has connections to both local tracks.[4] It is only used for train storage. It was formerly used to turn trains for the BMT Lexington Avenue Elevated trains from 1917 until 1950. The track was also used to store trains while the BMT Jamaica El was being torn down north of 121st Street and the Archer Avenue line was being built.[5]

Both platforms have beige windscreens for their entire lengths and brown canopies with green frames and support columns except for a small section at the west (railroad south) end. Station signs are in the standard black with white lettering.[4]

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside fare control, there is a single staircase to each platform at their south ends and a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. Outside fare control, there is a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases going down to either eastern corners of Jamaica Avenue and 111th Street.[4]

This station formerly had another entrance/exit at the east (railroad north) end. The staircases going down to 113th Street were removed, but the elevated station house beneath the tracks and single staircase to each platform remain boarded up and intact. The station house is now used for storage and offices.[4][6]

The 1990 artwork here is called Five Points of Observation by Kathleen McCarthy. It resembles a human face when viewed from the street and is also featured on four other stations on the BMT Jamaica Line.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^ a b New York Times, New Subway Line: Affords a Five-Cent Fare Between Manhattan and Jamaica, L.I., July 7, 1918, page 30
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cox, Jeremiah. "111 Street (J) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  5. ^ "J Train". 2011-09-27. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  6. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: BMT Nassau Street-Jamaica Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  7. ^ "MTA - Arts for Transit | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 

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