52 St-Lincoln Av

52 St-Lincoln Av

This elevated station, opened on April 21, 1917, serves the neighborhood of Woodside. If you’re a geographical buff, you’d be interested to know that it’s the southernmost (geographical west) station on the IRT Flushing Line (Wikipedia). Alas, 52 St was recently rated the worst station in the entire metropolitan subway system, with 79% of its structural components in poor repair, according to the CBC. Read more about this here and here.

Riders are encouraged to use the #7CantWait hashtag on social media and contact city and transit officials know that 52 St needs priority attention.

Birthday April 21, 1917
Locale Woodside
Tracks Local
Free Crossover

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Riders' Tips ?

Survival Tips

  • If an arriving train is crowded, be patient and wait for the next train, which will likely be significantly less crowded.
  • During morning rush hour, take a Flushing-bound 7 Train one stop to 61 St and take a Manhattan-bound express.

Alternative Transit Options

  • Take the M/R Train at Northern Boulevard and Broadway. Give yourself 15 minutes to walk between 52 St (7) and Northern Boulevard (M/R).
  • Take a Manhattan- or Queens-bound train at 61 St or catch the LIRR, which will take you to Penn Station. The LIRR is more expensive than NYC Transit services and does not run as frequently.
  • Take the Q32 bus runs on Roosevelt Ave and Queens Boulevard and heads west into Manhattan.
  • Take the Q104 bus between Astoria and Sunnyside. The Q104 also runs to Costco!
  • Take the Q60 bus from South Jamaica, Queens, to 60t St/2 Ave in Manhattan.

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Top Complaints ?

  • Construction (broken stairs, escalators, turnstiles, etc.)
  • Overcrowding (and related hazards)
  • Poor Communication (no announcements, inaccurate info, etc.)

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Future Plans

  • There are plans to install third rail heaters to reduce the impact of ice and snow. Launch details are unknown at this time.
  • Structural painting contracts will be awarded in 2019.
  • Station renewal under the MTA's 2015-2019 Capital Program is scheduled for 2018-2019. However, this work cannot be done while the CBTC work is being completed. Access Queens is currently working on asking the NYCT/MTA to address the conditions of stairs before then as we head into winter.