80th Street (signed as 80th Street – Hudson Street) is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located on Liberty Avenue at 80th Street in Ozone Park, Queens, it is served by the A C and T trains at all times.
80th Street, which opened on September 25, 1915, was one of the eight stations along Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn and Queens, built for the BMT Fulton Street Line. The first two, Crescent Street and Grant Avenue in Brooklyn, were the last two stations on the line from 1894 to 1915. In 1915, the BMT, under their portion of the Dual Contracts added the current three-track elevated structure along the Queens section of Liberty, which is now the only remnant of the line. It ran the previous terminus at Grant to the present Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard station, adding six new stations overall.
The connection from this station west (railroad north) to the BMT el was severed on April 26, 1956. To replace that service, the underground IND line was extended east (railroad south) from its previous terminus at Euclid Avenue via a new connecting tunnel and ramp. An intermediate station, also called Grant Avenue, was built along this tunnel, right before the point where the track was then elevated to connect to the remaining sections of the BMT el. This service began on April 29, 1956.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← A toward Inwood–207th Street (Grant Avenue)|
← C toward 168th Street (Grant Avenue)
← T toward Broadway-125th Street (Grant Avenue)
|Center Track||→ No passenger service, used for lay-ups and put-in of trains to and from Pitkin Yard|
|Southbound||→ A toward Far Rockaway (88th Street) |
→ C toward Lefferts Boulevard (88th Street)
→ T toward Rockaway Park (88th Street)
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
This elevated station has two side platforms and three tracks, but the center track is not used in revenue service. It is the westernmost (railroad north) station in Queens on the IND Fulton Street Line.
Both platforms have beige windscreens along their entire lengths and brown canopies with green frames and support columns except for a small section at either ends. Platform signs display 80 Street – Hudson Street, which was the original name of this station.
This station has two entrances/exits, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the tracks. The full-time one is at the south (geographical east) end of the station. Inside fare control, there is one staircase to each platform, a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, and a turnstile bank. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs going down to either western corners of the T-intersection of 80th Street and Liberty Avenue.
The station's other entrance/exit at the north (geographical west) end also has one staircase to each platform, a waiting area, and two street stairs going down to either western corners of 77th Street and Liberty Avenue. The station house, however, is unstaffed, containing just two High Entry/Exit Turnstiles. Each staircase landing has an exit-only turnstile to allow passengers to exit the station without having to go through the station house.