33rd Street–Rawson Street (IRT Flushing Line)

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 33 Street–Rawson Street
 "7" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
33 St Rawson night vc.jpg
Platform view
Station statistics
Address33rd Street & Queens Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Coordinates40°44′40.62″N 73°55′52.7″W / 40.7446167°N 73.931306°W / 40.7446167; -73.931306Coordinates: 40°44′40.62″N 73°55′52.7″W / 40.7446167°N 73.931306°W / 40.7446167; -73.931306
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
Services      7 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q32
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q60
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedApril 21, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-04-21)
Station code460[1]
Former/other namesRawson Street
Passengers (2017)3,402,610[2]Decrease 6.4%
Rank151 out of 425
Station succession
Next north40th Street–Lowery Street: 7 all times
Next southQueensboro Plaza: 7 all times

33rd Street–Rawson Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. It is located over Queens Boulevard on a concrete viaduct. It is served by the 7 train at all times.


Track layout

The Flushing Line was opened from Queensboro Plaza to Alburtis Avenue (now 103rd Street–Corona Plaza) on April 21, 1917, with a local station at 33rd Street.[3]

The platforms at 33rd Street were extended in 1955–1956 to accommodate 11-car trains.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "7" train toward 34th Street–Hudson Yards (Queensboro Plaza)
Peak-direction express "7" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "7" train toward Flushing–Main Street (40th Street–Lowery Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

The station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by peak-direction <7> express trains during rush hours.

In 1998, the name "Rawson" was removed from the station signs and subway maps. It was restored in 2004 as part of a historical move when the local community decided to commemorate the deceased local Rawson Hart Boddam.


Both exits are under the tracks in the median of Queens Boulevard. The full-time exit is at 33rd Street, with two stairs from each platform, and the part-time exit is at 34th Street, also with two stairs from each platform. The part-time exit has a crossunder to allow free transfers between opposite directions while the full-time one does not, even though it has the layouts that could allow one.[5]

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  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Transit Service on Corona Extension of Dual Subway System Opened to the Public". The New York Times. April 22, 1917. p. RE1. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Authority, New York City Transit (1955). Minutes and Proceedings.
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Long Island City" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.

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