Junction Blvd

Junction Blvd

After construction took place from 1915-1917, Junction Boulevard was originally supposed to serve as an extension of the IRT Flushing line, but the station became part of the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation and was renamed to Junction Boulevard in 1940. Since its construction, the surrounding area became highly commercial—we know it today as Corona Plaza. Yet, this station is not without controversy. As more and more lower income black Americans moved into what was once a middle-class white area during the 1950s, racial tensions developed. White residents began to move out of the area leaving an ethnic divide separated by the boulevard. Junction Boulevard became known as the “Mason-Dixon line” of Corona and was compared to Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama (Roman).

Birthday April 21, 1917
Locale Corona
Tracks Local/Express
Free Crossover

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Riders' Tips ?

Survival Tips

  • The middle of the platform is usually full. Walk to the front or the back of the train for less crowding, especially on the east side toward Corona. 

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Top Complaints ?

  • Poor Communication — specifically around express service
  • Overcrowding

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Future Plans

  • CBTC will be in service by third quarter, 2016 (delayed by 3 months).
  • Structural painting contracts will be awarded in 2017.
  • Component renewals under the capital investments program scheduled for 2017.