is an express station
on the IND Queens Boulevard Line
of the New York City Subway
. Located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue in Queens
, it is served by F
train at all times. Limited rush hour E
service also stops here due to capacity constraints at the '
s usual terminal of Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer
This station, opened on April 24, 1937, has two island platforms on two tracks.
trains stop at the local tracks while
trains stop at the express ones. The platform and mezzanine columns are I-beams painted maroon-red and the wall tiles along the tracks have an orange trim-line with a black border and name tiles underneath them consisting of "PARSONS" in white lettering on a black background.
Above the platforms is a full-length mezzanine that connects the two station entrances at either ends. It has more staircases to the Jamaica-bound platform than the Manhattan-bound one due to a crew office built on the Manhattan-bound side.
The full-time entrance is at the north end of the station. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs leading to either southern corners of Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue. The entrance at the south end is unstaffed, containing HEET turnstiles
and a single street stair to the southeast corner of 153rd Street and Hillside Avenue. Its booth was removed in 2003.
- Station Reporter —
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