Home > Line By Line Guide > IND Queens Boulevard Line

Station: 5th Avenue-53rd Street (Queens Boulevard Line)

From nycsubway.org

IND Queens Boulevard Line
Roosevelt Avenue Terminal Station
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

Two levels, one track and one side platform on each level. The platforms are on the south side of the tracks. Trains heading to Manhattan use the upper level and trains to Queens trains use the lower level. I-beams are red and the tile is tan with red stripe with the name "Fifth Avenue 53 Street" in white. The upper level has a rounded ceiling with longitudinal metal slats. The lower level has vent chambers at the eastern end. To get to the fare control from the upper level requires 77 steps or a long escalator ride. There's 28 steps between the lower level and the upper level, and another 30 between the fare control (at the 5th Avenue end) to the street outside 666 Fifth Avenue. The upper platform is approximately 60 feet below the street, the lower level approximately 80 feet below the street.

Artwork

Subway Riders, Ralph Fasanella (1950)

Photo Gallery


Image 11836
(110k, 800x600)
Photo by: Brian Weinberg
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 11837
(87k, 800x600)
Photo by: Brian Weinberg
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 11838
(72k, 800x600)
Photo by: Brian Weinberg
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 77953
(274k, 1044x701)
Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 84935
(218k, 1044x788)
Photo by: John Barnes
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 98624
(102k, 800x600)
Photo by: Oren H.
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 101575
(218k, 1044x788)
Photo by: John Barnes
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 103511
(209k, 1044x701)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 103513
(194k, 1044x701)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 108911
(170k, 930x618)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 115474
(245k, 1024x685)
Collection of: Collection of nycsubway.org
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 115557
(256k, 1044x701)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 115559
(153k, 1044x701)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 126584
(113k, 683x1024)
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street

Image 137660
(175k, 1044x506)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue/53rd Street


More Images: 1-50 51-70









http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Station:_5th_Avenue-53rd_Street_(Queens_Boulevard_Line)
Copyright © 1995-2012 www.nycsubway.org.
nycsubway.org is not affiliated with any transit agency or provider.