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Abandoned subway station in Queens
« on: December 31, 2019, 03:23:43 PM »
Hello,
I use an app called "Citizen" which sends out alerts about various crime/emergencies happening nearby. Back on December 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm, the app sent me an alert that there's a report of water pouring from an abandoned subway station between the 69 St-Fisk Ave station and the 61 St-Woodside Station. I have uploaded two screenshots of the alert and you can see them here: 
https://survivingnewyorkci.wixsite.com/abandoned
I found it very strange, as I've never heard that there's an abandoned subway station at this location. On the app/alert, I read some first comments of residents nearby reacting to this alert. It seemed that everyone was confused/never knew about a supposed abandoned subway station there. I did some quick search on Google and could not find anything. Being a history buff, and also a huge enthusiast of transit/trains/subway system, I'd like to learn more about this supposed abandoned station. Does anyone know more / have more info/links to share? Thank you!

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 04:08:06 PM »
Never heard about this, but there is a secret/unused platform at Roosevelt / 74th

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/roosevelt.html

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 06:21:39 PM »
Never heard about this, but there is a secret/unused platform at Roosevelt / 74th

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/roosevelt.html

Very interesting. Never knew. Maybe it's somehow connected/has something to do with this other supposed abandoned station that I originally asked about.
But, fascinating material on Jackson Heights hidden upper level:
NY Times article from 1996: https://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/17/nyregion/subway-planners-lofty-ambitions-are-buried-as-dead-end-curiosities.html?pagewanted=all

Wikipedia (LOOK AT 'UNUSED UPPER LEVEL' PART): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackso...ed_upper_level

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 07:24:05 PM »
Very interesting but I don't think the Citizen app is conclusive evidence

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 09:36:00 PM »
Never heard about this, but there is a secret/unused platform at Roosevelt / 74th

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/roosevelt.html

Very interesting. Never knew. Maybe it's somehow connected/has something to do with this other supposed abandoned station that I originally asked about.
But, fascinating material on Jackson Heights hidden upper level:
NY Times article from 1996: https://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/17/nyregion/subway-planners-lofty-ambitions-are-buried-as-dead-end-curiosities.html?pagewanted=all

Wikipedia (LOOK AT 'UNUSED UPPER LEVEL' PART): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackso...ed_upper_level

There is no secret station on the 7 train at 65th Street - it's elevated! Just look! - but there IS, I believe, a set of track switches there, which may be what they're referring to. That's the switch they can use to have trains switch between local and express after 61st if necessary.

Roosevelt Avenue Upper Level, on the other hand, is a major secret station and a great tragedy and missed opportunity for the subway system. As I think the links say, there's two blocks worth of track going down to 78th Street and then it just ends. That line is called the Winfield Spur and you can read more about it here: http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com/_index/2010/02/the-futurenycsubway-the-ind-second-system/

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 07:54:03 AM »
They should put a food court or a homeless shelter in the abandoned station

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 09:25:24 AM »
They should put a food court or a homeless shelter in the abandoned station

I believe it is a Transit Police office and a place where construction materials are stored.

It isn't plumbed right for a food court. Homeless shelter is an interesting idea.

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 03:02:49 PM »
Maybe they could use it for the new Rockaway Beach line

https://ny.curbed.com/2019/10/9/20906811/rockaway-beach-branch-lirr-subway-feasibility-study

The story says the RBB branches off in Rego Park, that's way down the line.

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Re: Abandoned subway station in Queens
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 03:02:49 PM »