Astoria Blvd-Hoyt Avenue
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Astoria Blvd-Hoyt Ave is the second to last stop on the Astoria Branch and located directly above the entrance to the Triborough Bridge. It is the one express stop on the line with two island platforms for the 3 track line (when W trains running via the center track weekdays peak direction from its first start of service in July 22, 2011 at that Manhattan Bridge flop and January 15, 2002 when discontinued because it was unpopular with commuters, this was the only intermediate stop between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza). The two island platforms give an amazing view of the toll plaza of the Triborough Bridge and are canopied near their midsections but exposed at either end. Each platform has two staircases in the middle and just south of the middle of the platforms, these each lead to a separate free change of direction cross under and two separate banks of turnstiles with the token booth in between them. One entrance to the turnstiles along each platform is through enclosures with little windows and the station house is also measly enclosed by windscreened dividers on each of the two sides of the fare control area. Here no doors, making it not really feel like a station house, lead out to what are signed as overpasses (along with the subway entrance) across the entrance plaza to the Triborough Bridge, beneath each side of the subway elevated structure with a staircase at each of the four far apart corners of this huge plaza along the two roads of Astoria Blvd, the service roads of the Grand Central Parkway and 31 Street. The entire relatively large station feels in disrepair with lots of peeling green paint.
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(astorian1) An entrance staircase with the W missing a bullet
10 October, 2003
(astorian2) The Triborough Bridge is visible through the mist from the station platform
10 October, 2003
(astorian3) Looking up at a train of R40 Slants stopping in the station while waiting for the M60 bus to LGA Airport
17 December, 2004
(astorian4) The sun glistens off of R40 Slant #4364 stopped in the station
17 December, 2004
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(astorian5) The M60 bus to LGA Airport pulls to its stop beneath a train of R40 Slants stopping in the station
17 December, 2004
(astorian6) A R68 N train lays-up on the middle track on a snowy weekend
17 January, 2005
(astorian7) The snow dusted Astoria Blvd Station
17 January, 2005
(astorian8) An in service R68 N train passes out of service ones
17 January, 2005
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(astorian9) Just south of Astoria Blvd (N,W): An uptown R-68 N train waits for a red signal, R-68 #5056 lays up in the center track and a downtown R-44S W train has just left.
17 January, 2005
(astorian10) A snow dusted Astoria Blvd platform
17 January, 2005
(astorian11) The el crossing over the entrance plaza to the Triborough Bridge has a billboard fittingly for Delta Air Lines since this is the route to both LGA and JFK Airports
17 January, 2005
(astorian12) Looking up through the snow at an Astoria Blvd-Hoyt Avenue sign on the elevated line
17 January, 2005
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(astorian13) The walkway entrance alongside the el that makes crossing the huge intersection a lot safer
5 August, 2009
(astorian14) A passenger approaches an entrance to Astoria Blvd
5 August, 2009
(astorian15) An Astoria Blvd platform sign with two trains of R160s within the station
5 August, 2009
(astorian16) Another old black Astoria Blvd platform sign beyond the platform canopies
5 August, 2009
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