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kevikens
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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by kevikens » Thu May 28, 2009 5:12 pm

I now have quite a few restrooms plotted on the MTA map but I am having difficulty finding Roosevelt Ave. I found Roosevelt Island on the B and Q lines. Is that the one mentioned here or is that on another line ? Also I cannot find a Broadway Junction on the A, J and L lines. The A and the L seem to connect at 14th St and the A and the J at Broadway Nassau. But I don't see where all three meet. I feel dumb because I was at Queensboro Plaza on Saturday and somehow missed the restroom at that location. Of course I didn't know there was one there. I am beginning to think that if you plot your trip carefully you could spend the whole day riding the systen and never have to leave it for a bathroom break. Many thanks again

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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by drewh » Thu May 28, 2009 6:59 pm

Roosevelt Ave Station is in Queens. It is not the same as Roosevelt Island. Its Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave now and is where the 7 train and the E&F intersect.

Bway Jct is exactly where the A, J, and L intersect in Bklyn, 7 stops before Canarsie (which is end of L train)

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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by kevikens » Fri May 29, 2009 6:28 am

I have noticed that most of the open restrooms are in Brooklyn. I know at one time there were three different subway systems in NYC. Is there any connection between those heritage lines and bathrooms ?

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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by RailBus63 » Fri May 29, 2009 8:15 am

kevikens wrote:I was also at a couple Metro North stations, Marble Hill and Sputen Duyvil and they had no restrooms. Do any stations other than Grand Central have restrooms ? Thanks again
Croton-Harmon has a public restroom near the ticket office.

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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by Robert Paniagua » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:26 pm

Rockaway park/Beach 116th Street Station (A Line & Rock Park S) has a restroom right at the end of the train platform before entering the headhouse
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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:03 pm

RailBus63 wrote:
kevikens wrote:I was also at a couple Metro North stations, Marble Hill and Sputen Duyvil and they had no restrooms. Do any stations other than Grand Central have restrooms ? Thanks again
Croton-Harmon has a public restroom near the ticket office.
Many stations with open waiting rooms and station agents have them incuding major stations such as New Haven, Stamford, White Plains and Poughkeepsie.
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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by drewh » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:00 pm

A lot of NJT stations have restrooms, Hoboken, Newark Penn, MetroPark, Metuchen, Princeton Jct, Hamilton, and Trenton.

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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by Darien Red Sox » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:52 pm

kevikens wrote:I was also at a couple Metro North stations, Marble Hill and Sputen Duyvil and they had no restrooms. Do any stations other than Grand Central have restrooms ? Thanks again
Most Metro North stations, at least on the New Haven line have restrooms. Stamford has restrooms which are open for all train departures, Norton Heights has them from the early morning until about 4:00PM or 5:00PM when the station is locked. Darien, New Cannan, and New Rochell have them but I am not sure of the hours at these stations. Smaller stations and those on branch line most likely don't have them. On the New Cannan branch all stations besides New Cannan don't even have waiting rooms.
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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by railfan365 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:04 pm

I can back up the report of toilet facilities at the Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street complex. The Lexington Avenue stop in Manhattan on the BMT has them at the Third Avenue end of the station - Mens' on one side of the stairs, Womens' on the other. This would also be available to riders on East Side Interboro.

Although I haven't been on the mezzanine at West 4th Street in several years, I've heard that the toilets there are either still or again open to the public.

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Re: subway rest rooms

Post by heypaul » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:36 am

You're in luck. I got this list from the MTA about 6 months ago.

NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT PUBLIC REST ROOMS

BOOTH LINE STATION M W

A2* N/R/W Lexington Avenue 1 1
A10 N/Q/R/W 57th Street 1 1
A43 J/M/N/Q/R/W/2/6 Canal Street 1** 1**
A60 R/W Whitehall Street 1 1
A81* A/C/J/M/Z/2/3/4/5 Fulton Street 1 1
B12 B/Q/S Prospect Park 1 1
B16 B/Q Church Avenue 1 1
B19 B/Q Newkirk Avenue 1 0
B24 B/Q Kings Highway 1 1
B27 B/Q Sheepshead Bay 1 1
B29 B/Q Brighton Beach 1 1
C8 B/M/Q/R Dekalb Avenue 1** 1*
C9 D/M/N/R Pacific Street 1 1
C18 D/M/N/R 36th Street 1 1
C21 N/R 59th Street 1 1
C27 R 95th Street 1 1
D5 N New Utrecht Avenue 1 1
G1 D/F/Q Stillwell Avenue 1 1
H27 L/M Myrtle Avenue 1** 0
H41 L Rockaway Parkway 1 1
J9 J/M/Z Myrtle Avenue 1 1

BOOTH LINE STATION M W

N002A A 207th Street 1 1
N13 A/C 168th Street 1 0
N26 A/B/C/D 125th Street 1** 1**
N49 A/B/C/D/1/9 59th Street 1** 1**
N63* A/C/E 42nd Street 1 1
N71 A/C/E 34th Street 1 1
N78 A/C/E 14th Street 1 1
N83 A/B/C/D/E/F/V West 4th Street 1** 1**
N92 A/C Chambers Street 1 1
N95 A/C/J/M/Z/2/3/4/5 Bdwy. Junction 1** 1**
N103 A/C/F Jay Street 1 1
N124 A/C/J/L/Z Bdwy-East New York 1** 1**
N128 A/C Euclid Avenue 1** 1**
N182A A Howard Beach 1 1
N187 A Rockaway Park 1 1
N196 A Far Rockaway 1 1
N203 B/D/4 161st Street 1 1
N217 B/D Fordham Road 1 1
N224 D 205th Street 1 1
N303 E/V 5th Avenue 1 1
N309A E/G/R/V Queens Plaza 1** 1**
N324 E/F/G/R/V/7 Roosevelt Avenue 1** 1**
N333* E/F/G/R/V 71st Avenue 1 1
N335* E/F Union Tpk-Kew Gdn 1 0
N343 F 179th Street 1** 1**
N503 B/D/F/V 42nd Street 1 1
N506 B/D/F/N/Q/R/V/W 34th Street 1 1
N546 F Church Avenue 1 0
N549 F 18th Avenue 1 1
N557 F Kings Highway 1 0
N600 F 57th Street 1 1
N606 E/J/Z Parsons-Archer 1 1

BOOTH LINE STATION M W

R116 1/2/3/9 Chambers Street 1 1
R127 1/2/3/9 14th Street 1 1
R141 1/2/3/9 34th Street 1 1
R210 4/5/6 Brooklyn Bridge 1 1
R221 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W Union Square 1 1
R238 4/5/6/7/S Grand Central 1** 1**
R249 4/5/6 86th Street 1** 0
R250 4/5/6 86th Street 0 1**
R258 4/5/6 125th Street 1** 1**
R294 4 Woodlawn Road 1** 1**
R325 2/5 East 180th Street 1 1
R336 2 241st Street 1** 1**
R412 6 Hunts Point 1 1
R417 6 Pkchester-E. 177th St. 1 1
R423 6 Pelham Bay Park 1** 1**
R509 7/N/W Queensboro Plaza 1 1
R515 N/W Ditmars Blvd. 1 1
R523 7 Woodside-61st St. 1 1
R532 7 Willets Point 1 1
R534 7 Main Street 1 1
R601A 2/3/4/5/M/R Borough Hall 1 1
R622 2/3/4/5/S Franklin Avenue 1 0
R626 3/4 Utica Avenue 1** 0
R645 2/5 Flatbush Avenue 1 1
R730* 5 Dyre Avenue 1 1

*Part-time booth location where the facilities available are only open when the booth is open.

**Closed for construction work.

Note: All restrooms open 24 hours unless otherwise noted. However, there may be times when they are temporarily closed for cleaning or repairs.

More current information may be available by contacting our Department of Subways* Division of Service Delivery at (718) 243-3222, or by writing to the Division of Service Delivery, Complaints and Correspondence, 130 Livingston Plaza, Room 6088B, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Otherwise, more current information may be available under the Freedom of

Information Law (FOIL) by writing to:

Denise Fraser
MTA NYCT-F.O.I.L.
130 Livingston Street, #1214
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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