104th Street (BMT Jamaica Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||104th Street & Jamaica Avenue|
Queens, NY 11418
|Line||BMT Jamaica Line|
|Services||J (all except rush hours, peak direction) |
Z (rush hours, peak direction)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Q56|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||May 28, 1917|
|Former/other names||102nd Street|
|Passengers (2017)||502,541 40.9%|
|Rank||406 out of 425|
|Next north||111th Street: J |
(Z skips to 121st Street)
|Next south||Woodhaven Boulevard: J Z|
104th Street is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway, located on Jamaica Avenue between 102nd and 104th Streets in Richmond Hill, Queens. It is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction, and the J at all other times.
This station opened on May 28, 1917 under the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad, an affiliate of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. The former Brooklyn Manor station on the LIRR's defunct Rockaway Beach Branch, which was closed in 1962, is two blocks to the west and could be an available transfer if the Rockaway Beach Branch is reopened for train service.
Until 1966, this station was known as 102nd Street. It was then given the dual name of 102nd–104th Streets. As of 2011, station signage and the official map give the station name as 104th Street.
The Manhattan-bound platform of this station was closed for renovation from March 13, 2017 until April 11, 2018, delayed from summer 2017. The Jamaica Center-bound platform of the station closed on July 23, 2018 for repairs, and reopened to the public on December 21, 2018.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← toward Broad Street all times except AM rush hours (Woodhaven Boulevard)|
← toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Woodhaven Boulevard)
← does not stop here AM rush hours
|Peak-direction express||No track or roadbed|
|Northbound local|| toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer all times except PM rush hours (111th Street) → |
toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (121st Street) →
does not stop here PM rush hours →
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
This elevated station has two tracks and two side platforms, but there is room for a center track. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green frames and support columns for their entire length except for a small section at either end. Here, there are only waist-high steel fences with lampposts. The station signs are in the standard black name plate with white lettering.
The 1990 artwork is called Five Points of Observation by Kathleen McCarthy. It is made of copper mesh, allowing a view of the streets from the platforms, and resembles a human face when viewed from the street. It is found on five other stations on the BMT Jamaica Line.
This station has one active station house beneath the platforms near the east end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases to the street. One faces south and goes down to the southeast corner of 104th Street and Jamaica Avenue while the other faces west and goes down to the north side of Jamaica Avenue near the northwest corner of 104th Street. The station house has concrete flooring and windscreens going halfway up the platform stairs.
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- "Jamaica Avenue 'L' is an Old Story Already" (PDF) (May 31, 1917). Leader Observer (Queens/Brooklyn, NY). May 31, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Report of the Public Service Commission for the First District of the State of New York, Volume 1. New York State Public Service Commission. January 15, 1918. pp. 73, 81, 312–314. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "Neighborhood Map Woodhaven City Line Cypress Hills Forest Hills Glendale Ozone Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
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- "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
- "Planned Service Changes for: Friday, April 13, 2018". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
- "Alert Archive From April 11, 2018 to April 11, 2018: J Line - UPDATED Weekday and Weekend Planned Service Change". www.mymtaalerts.com. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 11, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
- "J Line - Weekend and Weekday Planned Service Changes". n.v12.net. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 9, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
- "Planned Service Changes for: Monday, July 23, 2018". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
- "Planned Service Changes for: Monday, December 17, 2018". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
- Dougherty, Peter (2006) . Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
- Cox, Jeremiah. "104 Street (J, Z Skip-Stop) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- "MTA - Arts for Transit | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Five Points of Observation (Kathleen McCarthy)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Kew Gardens" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
- Media related to 104th Street (BMT Jamaica Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- 104th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View