is a station
on the IND 63rd Street Line
of the New York City Subway
. Located at the intersection of 21st Street and 41st Avenue within Queensbridge
in Long Island City
, it is served by the F
train at all times and the <F>
train during rush hours in the peak direction.
The station contains two tracks and two side platforms
, connected by an overhead mezzanine. It opened in October 1989 with the opening of the 63rd Street Line. From its opening until 2001, this was the terminal of the line, although it was not originally intended as a terminal station. The 63rd Street Line was originally part of a plan for a Queens Bypass Line running along the Long Island Rail Road Main Line
. However, due to a lack of funds, the line terminated here, with layup tracks going up to 29th Street. As a result, the tunnel became known as the "tunnel to nowhere."
In December 2001, the 63rd Street Tunnel Connection
opened, allowing trains from the IND Queens Boulevard Line
to use the line. This station then became a through station, serving express F trains since then. (Full article...
) is a borough
of New York City
, coextensive with Kings County
, in the U.S. state
of New York
. It is the most populous county
in the state, the second-most densely populated county
in the United States
, and New York City's most populous borough, with an estimated 2,648,403 residents in 2020. If each borough were ranked as a city, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous in the U.S.
, after Los Angeles
Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen
, it shares a land border with the borough of Queens
, at the western end of Long Island
. Brooklyn has several bridge
and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan
across the East River
, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
connects it with Staten Island
. With a land area of 70.82 square miles (183.4 km2
) and a water area of 26 square miles (67 km2
), Kings County is New York state's fourth-smallest county by land area, and third-smallest by total area. (Full article...