(sometimes called Woodhaven Boulevard – Slattery Plaza
, and rarely Woodhaven Boulevard – Queens Mall
) is a local station
on the IND Queens Boulevard Line
of the New York City Subway
. It is served by the R
train at all times except late nights, when the E
train replaces it as the local along Queens Boulevard. The M
train provides additional service here on weekdays.
The "Slattery Plaza" label is now out of date. Slattery Plaza is the old name of the area where four main Queens thoroughfares (Eliot Avenue and Horace Harding, Woodhaven, and Queens Boulevards) met. The construction of the Long Island Expressway
along the Horace Harding corridor effectively destroyed Slattery Plaza.
There were plans to convert this station into an express stop once the line from lower Roosevelt Avenue Terminal
station and the Rockaway–Winfeld Spur opened. A close observation on the outside of both ends of this station does reveal that the tunnel wall extends outward to allow space for an island platform. A major system expansion
was never built so this is still a local station. If you look carefully, these bellmouths don't branch out so much as they veer away, but they still point ahead. The bellmouths abruptly ends on both sides of the station.
The station was renovated in the 1990s, but retained the original "Woodhaven Blvd – Slattery Plaza" name tablet and "Horace Harding Blvd" directional signs below them. Queens Center
first opened in... Read More