|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Queens Plaza (IND Queens Boulevard Line). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Metro Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).|
Queens Plaza is an express station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the large Queens Plaza interchange, it is served by the E train (all times), by the R train (all times except late nights), by the V train (weekdays), and by the G train (evenings, late nights, and weekends).
The full time booth is near the center of the mezzanine. There are three staircases to the street and an outside passageway to two more staircases at south end near a former booth. The old-style change booth was in place until it was removed in 1998. Two of the outside entrances were redone to match the color of the DOT indoor parking lot structure when it was constructed in 1975. Before the renovation, the station had a full length mezzanine (inside and outside fare control) with three booths. Since the, this area has balconies that allow views of local trains and platforms down below. There are three staircases to each platform from that end. Two staircases in between both fare control areas were removed during the renovation process. The part time booth has two stairs to the street and one to each platform.
East of the station, the tunnel widens to allow the IND 63rd Street Line ramps to rise and lead trains to merge with either the local or express tracks. Prior to the 63rd street connector project, completed in 2001, there was a fifth track that, used for turning trains during off-peak hours.