Court Square is a station complex on the IND Crosstown Line, the IRT Flushing Line and the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. The complex is located in the vicinity of One Court Square in Long Island City, Queens and served by the:
- 7, E, and G trains at all times
- M train on weekdays
- <7> train during rush hours in the peak direction
The complex comprises three separate stations, formerly known as 23rd Street
- Ely Avenue (Queens Boulevard Line), Long Island City
- Court Square (Crosstown Line), and 45th Road - Court House Square (Flushing Line). Following the opening of the Citibank office tower at One Court Square, a passageway was built underneath connecting the Queens Boulevard and Crosstown stations. On December 16, 2001, service on the Queens Boulevard Line was increased by the connection of the IND 63rd Street Line, requiring G trains to terminate at Court Square on weekdays. To compensate Crosstown riders going into Queens, a free out-of-system transfer to the Flushing Line station was created.
IND Crosstown Line Platform
Court Square on the IND Crosstown Line is the northern terminal for G trains at all times. Although G service terminates here, the tracks themselves continue north and feed into the Queens Boulevard main line just south of Queens Plaza
. This section of track is not used in regular service. Until April 19, 2010, trains traveled over this connection to continue to Forest Hills - 71st Avenue at various times of the day.
This underground station, opened on August 19, 1933, has one island platform between two tracks. Each track wall has a green trim line with a black border and small "COURT SQ" signs below it in white lettering on black background. Green I-beam columns run along both sides of the platform at regular intervals.
IRT Flushing Line Platforms
Court Square is an elevated station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York
City Subway. Opened on November 5, 1916 as 45th Road - Court House Square, there are two side platforms and two tracks. Both platforms have beige windscreens that run along their entire lengths and brown canopies with green frames and support columns except for a small section at their north ends. The station name plates are in the standard black in white lettering.
This station has an elevated station house beneath the tracks at the extreme south end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to either western corners of 45th Road and 23rd Street.
IND Queens Boulevard Line Platforms
Court Square - 23rd Street on the IND Queens Boulevard Line is a underground station with two tracks and two side platforms. It is located along 44th Drive between 21st and 23rd Streets and is the western-most (railroad south) station on the line in Queens. Built as an in-fill station, it opened as 23rd Street - Ely Avenue on August 28, 1939, six years after the first section of the Queens Boulevard Line.