Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard is an elevated terminal station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Queens. It serves as the terminus of the C train. Despite its name, the station is not actually located in Ozone Park, but rather in the adjacent neighborhood of Richmond Hill.
Lefferts Boulevard was one of the six stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens, from 80th Street through Lefferts Boulevard, as well as the current three track elevated structure, built for the BMT Fulton Street Line in 1915 as part of BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts. The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, and the IND was extended east (railroad south) from Euclid Avenue via a connecting tunnel and new intermediate station at Grant Avenue, with the new service beginning on April 29, 1956.
The station has gone by a number of different names. It opened as Lefferts Avenue. A 1924 system map portrayed the station as "Lefferts Avenue", with "119th St." shown below the name in parentheses, and in a smaller print. By 1948, "Lefferts" and "119" were shown in equal sizes, and by 1959 the name was shown as "119 St–Lefferts". Lefferts Avenue was later renamed Lefferts Boulevard, and the station appears as "Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard" on the current official map.
In 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority started a renovation project at the Lefferts Boulevard station. The renovated station will include 2 new ADA-accessible elevators (1 outside fare control from street level to mezzanine, and 1 more inside fare control from mezzanine to platform level) at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. This project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2017.
|Track 1||← C toward 168th Street (111th Street)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Track 2||← C toward 168th Street (111th Street)|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
This station is the terminal for the C train. Although this is a "south" terminal in railroad directions (considering the Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan as north–south), Liberty Avenue underneath runs geographically WSW–ENE, so a train approach the "south" is actually traveling ENE, or more north than south.
This station has one island platform and two tracks. The tracks at the geographic north end of the station end at bumper blocks. At the geographic south end of the station, the line splits from two tracks to three. The middle express track is not currently used in revenue service.
The full-time entrance is at the geographic east end of the station, to either western corner of Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. The exits at the opposite end has HEET access, with a mezzanine that leads to either western corner of Liberty Avenue and 116th Street, with various offices and transit employee facilities. This mezzanine was renovated by an in-house contract in 1999. Tile colors here are light beige with dark green accents, installed in 1997.