The City Terminal Zone is the name given to a collection of rail lines of the Long Island Rail Road in New York City. Specifically, it refers to all stations that lie in Fare Zone 1 (except for Mets–Willets Point on the Port Washington Branch), which are stations west of Jamaica Station.

[edit] StationsEdit

Routes 1 Station/




Mi (km)

to [ Penn Station]

Pennsylvania Station [1]

34th Street and Seventh Avenue, Midtown Manhattan

[1] 0 (0) Subway: 1 2 3 trains at 34th Street – Penn Station (Seventh Avenue),

A C E trains at 34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth Avenue) Bus: M4, M10, M16, M20, M34, Q32 New Jersey Transit Amtrak PATH

Long Island City [2]

Borden Avenue and 2nd Street, Long Island City

[2] Subway: 7 <7> trains at Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue

Bus: Q103 New York Water Taxi

Hunterspoint Avenue

Hunterspoint Avenue and Skillman Avenue, Long Island City

[3] Subway: 7 <7> trains at Hunters Point Avenue

Bus: B61, Q67

Woodside [3]

61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside

[4] 5.1 (8.2) Subway: 7 <7> trains at Woodside – 61st Street

Bus: Q18, Q32, Q53

Grand Street

Rego Park

closed 1925
Rego Park

Rego Park

closed June 8, 1962

Forest Hills

closed 1925
Forest Hills [4]

Continental Avenue (71st Avenue) and Austin Street, Forest Hills

[5] 8.7 Subway: E F R V trains at Forest Hills – 71st Avenue

Bus: Q23, Q60, Q65A

Kew Gardens

Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens

[6] 9.7 Subway: E F trains at Kew Gardens – Union Turnpike

Bus: Q10, Q37, Q46, Q74


Richmond Hill

closed 1939
Penny Bridge


closed March 16, 1998


closed March 16, 1998
Fresh Pond


closed March 16, 1998


closed March 16, 1998
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

closed March 16, 1998
Atlantic Terminal [5]

Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

[7] Subway: 2 3 4 5 trains at Atlantic Avenue,

D M N R trains at Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street, B Q trains at Atlantic Avenue Bus: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67

Nostrand Avenue

Nostrand Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

[8] Subway: A C trains at Nostrand Avenue

Bus: B25, B44, B65

East New York

Atlantic Avenue and Havens Place, East New York

[9] Subway: L trains at Atlantic Avenue,

A C trains at Broadway Junction, J Z trains at Broadway Junction Bus: B12, B20, B25, B83, Q24, Q56

Warwick Street

Cypress Hills

Autumn Avenue

Cypress Hills

closed 1939
Union Course


closed 1939


closed 1972

Richmond Hill

closed 1939
Boland's Landing

Richmond Hill

employees only stop

Richmond Hill

closed November 1, 1939
Jamaica [6]

Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, Jamaica

[10] 10.8 (17.4) Subway: E J Z trains at Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue – JFK Airport

Bus (New York City Bus): Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20A/B, Q24, Q25 Q30, Q31, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44, Q60, Q65 Bus (Long Island Bus): N4 Airtrain JFK

Trains continue to Long Island on the Main Line (Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches) and the Atlantic and Montauk Lines (Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Montauk and West Hempstead Branches)

[edit] RoutesEdit

^1 There are four routes that are used within the City Terminal Zone [7][8]Eastbound from Long Island City*ML = Main Line

  • HP = Hunterspoint - This route (part of the Main Line) is served only during weekday rush hours in the peak direction (to Long Island City in the morning, from Long Island City in the afternoon). Most trains on this route terminate/originate at Hunterspoint Avenue. Hunterspoint Avenue and the track east of it is considered Main Line territory.
  • MT = Montauk Branch - Only one train per direction travels on this route during weekday rush hours.
  • AT = Atlantic Branch