Sutphin Blvd–Archer Av–JFK 20 airtransportation inv.svg
 "E" train​​"J" train"Z" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Sutphin Archer upper level 3 vc.jpg
Upper level platform, westbound side.
Station statistics
AddressSutphin Boulevard & Archer Avenue
Queens, NY 11435
BoroughQueens
LocaleJamaica
Coordinates40°42′02″N 73°48′28″W / 40.700488°N 73.80774°W / 40.700488; -73.80774Coordinates: 40°42′02″N 73°48′28″W / 40.700488°N 73.80774°W / 40.700488; -73.80774
DivisionB (BMT/IND)
LineBMT Archer Avenue Line (lower level)
IND Archer Avenue Line (upper level)
Services      E all times (all times)​
      J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q43, Q44 SBS, Q54, Q56
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q6, Q8, Q9, Q25, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q60, Q65
AirTrain JFK notext logo.svg AirTrain JFK: Jamaica Route
Railway transportation LIRR (at Jamaica)
StructureUnderground
Levels2
Platforms2 island platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks4 (2 on each level)
Other information
OpenedDecember 11, 1988; 31 years ago (1988-12-11)
Station code279[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2][3]
OMNY acceptedYes[4]
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Former/other namesSutphin Boulevard
Traffic
Passengers (2018)7,282,128[5]Decrease 2.3%
Rank52 out of 424
Station succession
Next northJamaica Center–Parsons/Archer: E all times​ ​J all timesZ rush hours, peak direction
Next southJamaica–Van Wyck (Queens Boulevard): E all times
121st Street (Jamaica): J all except rush hours, peak directionZ rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to 111th Street)


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northJamaica Center–Parsons/Archer: E all times​ ​J all timesZ rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 southJamaica–Van Wyck (via Queens Boulevard): E all times
Flushing Avenue (via Jamaica local): J 
Marcy Avenue (via Jamaica express): J Z rush hours, peak direction

Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport is a two-level station on the IND and BMT Archer Avenue Lines of the New York City Subway. It is located at the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. It is served by the E and J trains at all times, as well as the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction. This station has four tracks and two island platforms, with two platform levels: E trains stop on the upper level while J/Z trains stop on the lower level.

The station was planned as part of the construction of IND and BMT's Archer Avenue Line as outlined in the Program for Action in 1968. The construction began around 1982 and it was opened to service on December 11, 1988. Originally named Sutphin Boulevard, itserved as a replacement for the former Sutphin Boulevard elevated station on the demolished segment of the BMT Jamaica Line two blocks north. In 2003, when the AirTrain JFK opened at the adjacent Jamaica station, the JFK Airport suffix was added.

History

The plans for the Archer Avenue Lines emerged in the 1960s under the city and MTA's Program for Action.[6] Because of the 1975 New York City fiscal crisis, the Archer Avenue Line's construction was delayed. Design on the station started on October 1, 1974, and was completed on February 24, 1982, by Hellmuth, O'Bata & Kassabaum. Bids on the station's construction were received on July 9, 1982, and the contract was awarded to Carlin-Atlas Corporation for $17.91 million. Work on the station started on July 15, 1982.[7]:14

The station opened along with the rest of the Archer Avenue Line on December 11, 1988.[8][9]

In 2003, when the AirTrain opened, this station was renamed as Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport, as the station connects with the AirTrain at Jamaica Station.[10]

Station layout

Track layout
Legend
Upper level
Lower level
G Street level Exit/entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agents, MetroCard machines
Handicapped/disabled access Elevator off southeast corner of Sutphin Boulevard at Archer Avenue near elevated LIRR tracks
B2
IND platform
Westbound "E" train toward World Trade Center (Jamaica–Van Wyck)
Island platform Handicapped/disabled access
Eastbound "E" train toward Jamaica Center (Terminus)
B3
BMT platform
Westbound "J" train toward Broad Street (111th Street AM rush, 121st Street other times)
"Z" train AM rush toward Broad Street (121st Street)
Island platform Handicapped/disabled access
Eastbound "J" train toward Broad Street (111th Street AM rush, 121st Street other times)
"Z" train AM rush toward Broad Street (121st Street)
Lower level platform

This is a two-level station with E trains to serve the upper level (IND) at all times, and the J and Z trains to serve the lower level (BMT), the former of which operates all times and the latter of which operates during rush hours in the peak direction. Each level has two tracks and an island platform. Like the other stations on the Archer Avenue Line, Sutphin is fully ADA-accessible. Both platforms are 600 feet (183 m) in length, standard for a full-length B Division train.

This station had six escalators and two elevators when it opened.[7]:14

There are gray vertical acoustic tile side walls and a glassed-in crossover. The mezzanine is glass and stainless steel and features a "Sutphin" mosaic on the geographic north wall. The station's tiling scheme is creme along the platform walls, with some patches of maroon and orange tiling in various places.

Exits

Subway entrance next to the Jamaica station

Stairs go up to all four corners of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue. The two northern staircases go down to an unstaffed fare control area that is HEET turnstile access at all times. The full-time fare control area is at the southern end. On the southeast corner, two escalators and a staircase going up outside the Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica station. Three elevators provide access to the street level and the LIRR station's main mezzanine areas. Connection is also available to AirTrain JFK, which provides service to John F. Kennedy International Airport.[11] As part of upgrades to the Jamaica Transportation Center Station Plaza, two new subway station entrances, with canopies, will be constructed.[12]

Exit location Exit Type Number of exits
Within LIRR and AirTrain station, SE corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue Escalator and Elevator Handicapped/disabled access 2 escalators (1 up, 1 down)
3 elevators
SE corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenuet Staircase 1
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street Staircase 1
NE corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue Staircase 1
NW corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue Staircase 1

Ridership

In 1990, after the Archer Avenue line opened, the station had 2,491,760 boardings.[13] By 2007, the ridership in this station had increased over 60%, to 6.064 million annual passengers.[14] In 2018, the station had 7,282,128 boardings, making it the 146th most used station in the 424-station system.[5] This amounted to an average of 23,388 passengers per weekday.[15]

Bus and rail connections

There are connections to the Long Island Rail Road and AirTrain JFK at Jamaica station.[16]

New York City Bus routes Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q43, Q44 SBS, Q54 and Q56 and MTA Bus routes Q6, Q8, Q9, Q25, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q60 and Q65 also stop at the station.[17]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ More Subway Stations in Manhattan, Bronx in Line to Get Online, mta.info (March 25, 2015). "The first two phases included stations in Midtown Manhattan and all underground stations in Queens with the exception of the 7 Main St terminal."
  4. ^ "OMNY System Rollout". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Full text of "Metropolitan transportation, a program for action. Report to Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of New York."". Internet Archive. November 7, 1967. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Archer Avenue Extension Ceremony 1988". New York City Transit Authority. December 1988. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ Anders, Marjorie; Associated Press (December 11, 1988). "Subways get biggest change since 1904" (PDF). Nyack Journal News. p. I1. Retrieved April 17, 2020 – via fultonhistory.com.
  9. ^ Johnson, Kirk (December 9, 1988). "Big Changes For Subways Are to Begin". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  10. ^ Gosling, Geoffrey D.; Freeman, Dennis (May 2012). "Case Study Report: John F. Kennedy International Airport AirTrain" (PDF). Mineta Transportation Institute. pp. 2–3. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Jamaica" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "Queens transit hub to get $8M in upgrades from the state". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  13. ^ 1904-2006 ridership figures Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Metropolitan Transportation Authority Retrieved April 15, 2020
  14. ^ "2007 ridership by subway station". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Facts and Figures: Average Weekday Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "MTA LIRR - Jamaica Service". web.mta.info.
  17. ^ "Queens Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.

External links

  • nycsubway.org – IND Queens Boulevard Line: Sutphin Boulevard (Jamaica Branch)
  • Station Reporter — E Train
  • Station Reporter — J Train
  • The Subway Nut — Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue – JFK Airport Pictures
  • Sutphin Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Upper level from Google Maps Street View
  • Lower level from Google Maps Street View