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Station: Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue (Astoria Line)

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BMT Astoria Line
N.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · Station: Pacific Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 36th Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 59th Street (4th Avenue) · 8th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · New Utrecht Avenue · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway (22nd Avenue) · Kings Highway · Avenue U · 86th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
Q.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Parkside Avenue · Church Avenue · Beverley Road · Cortelyou Road · Newkirk Plaza · Avenue H · Avenue J · Avenue M · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Neck Road · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach · Ocean Parkway · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


Overview

Opened: 7/19/1917

Express station, two island platforms and three tracks. There is a covered waiting area on the Manhattan-bound island platform. The exit is in the center. There are twin fare controls but a crossunder is behind the booth. The westbound platform has a sign giving this station the tertiary name of Columbus Square. We have two postcard views from the platform; to the west is the suspension span of the Triborough Bridge and to the east is the Grand Central Parkway in an open cut layout and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. In an interesting layout, there is an extended exit from the east island platform. Features are like Broadway with respect to design.

This station was the site of an accidental demolition of a large section of the mezzanine in May 1998. Early on a weekday morning, a backhoe working underneath the station (not performing NYCT-related work) struck the mezzanine ripping out three support beams and damaging four more, creating a huge hole in the mezzanine floor. No one was hurt; in fact, trains continued running through the station with slow speed limits in place, but did not stop. Cleanup work began immediately and by noon, the slow speed was removed. By 3pm, a temporary wood floor had been installed. Less than eight hours from the time of the first response the station was back in full service. Permanent repairs were made overnight. The mezzanine demolition accident proves that New York City Transit workers are truly capable of herculean efforts to restore/maintain service in cases of service disruption.

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