39th Avenue (BMT Astoria Line)

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39th Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
39th Avenue - Astoria Bound platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 39th Avenue & 31st Street
Queens, NY 11101
Borough Queens
Locale Long Island City
Coordinates 40°45′10″N 73°55′59″W / 40.752686°N 73.932924°W / 40.752686; -73.932924Coordinates: 40°45′10″N 73°55′59″W / 40.752686°N 73.932924°W / 40.752686; -73.932924
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Astoria Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W weekdays (weekdays)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Q102
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened February 1, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-02-01)
Former/other names 39th Avenue – Beebe Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,072,026[1]Decrease 2.9%
Rank 355 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 36th Avenue: N all times W weekdays
Next south Queensboro Plaza: N all times W weekdays

39th Avenue (also known as 39th Avenue – Beebe Avenue) is a local station on the BMT Astoria Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 39th Avenue and 31st Street in Long Island City, Queens, it is served by the N train at all times, as well as by the W train on weekdays.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Legend
to 36 Av
to Queensboro Plaza
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Queensboro Plaza)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry (weekdays) (Queensboro Plaza)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg weekdays) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (36th Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This elevated station opened on February 1, 1917,[2] along with the opening of the rest of the Astoria Line, as an IRT line station, and the BRT (later BMT) also provided joint service. This station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in revenue service, but it had been used regularly as recently as 2002. The center track merges with the two outer tracks south of this station.

Both platforms have beige windscreens that run along their lengths and red canopies with green support columns in the center. The station signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go down to a crossunder that has a news-stand and small turnstile bank. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the northwest and southeast corners of 39th Avenue and 31st Street. The lower base of the platform staircases have emergency gates leading directly to the top of the street stairs.

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  2. ^ "First Train Runs On Elevated Line to Astoria Section". https://www.newspapers.com. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 1, 1917. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  4. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 

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