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Station: Lexington Avenue-53rd Street (Queens Boulevard Line)

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IND Queens Boulevard Line
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E.GIF Jamaica Center -- Parsons-Archer · Sutphin Blvd.-Archer Ave.-JFK · Jamaica-Van Wyck · Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens · 71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · Roosevelt Avenue · Queens Plaza · Court Square · Lexington Avenue-53rd Street · 5th Avenue-53rd Street · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 50th Street · 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal · 34th Street-Penn Station · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Spring Street · Canal Street-Holland Tunnel · Chambers Street-World Trade Center
M.GIF

71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · 67th Avenue · 63rd Drive-Rego Park · Woodhaven Boulevard-Queens Mall · Grand Avenue-Newtown · Elmhurst Avenue · Roosevelt Avenue · 65th Street · Northern Boulevard · 46th Street · Steinway Street · 36th Street · Queens Plaza · Court Square · Lexington Avenue-53rd Street · 5th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Essex Street · Marcy Avenue · Hewes Street · Lorimer Street · Flushing Avenue · Myrtle Avenue · Central Avenue · Knickerbocker Avenue · Wyckoff Avenue · Seneca Avenue · Forest Avenue · Fresh Pond Road · Metropolitan Avenue


Overview

Opened: 8/19/1933

Transfer here to: IRT East Side Line

Two tracks, one island platform. The western end has long escalators to the fare control, which were reported to be the longest in the world when first opened. (Many longer ones outside of New York are in operation since then.) The station has an island platform with two tracks and has no tile on the walls and as such no mosaics or colored tile bands. The station is very deep (approximately 80 feet below street level) and has very low ceilings. In October 2003, the TA opened an expanded mezzanine and a new escalator offering a second transfer point to the IRT East Side/Lexington Avenue Subway. An elevator is now being installed at this station.


Artwork

Passing Through, Al Held (2004)

Photo Gallery


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