Subway Posters

IRT Flushing Line 7 Subway Poster

$25.00$75.00

The IRT Flushing line caries the 7 line (local and express service) from Times Sq-42nd St to Flushing Main St and runs from Midtown Manhattan through Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, and Flushing, Queens. Because of the high concentration of so many diverse ethnic enclaves though which the Flushing line runs it is colloquially known as the “International Line”.

The line has its origins well before the New York City subway opened (in 1904). Originally conceived as a commuter rail tunnel to bring Long Island trains into midtown from Long Island City the tunnel broke ground in 1892 but was shut a year later after a series of accidents. August Belmont stepped in a decade later and financed the tunnel himself as a way to run trolley cars as shuttle service. Opened in 1907, the city purchased the tunnel in 1913 to retrofit it for the expanding subway system.

The Flushing line runs elevated from Hunts Point Ave to Mets-Willets Point Ave where it dives into a short tunnel before terminating at Main St. The elevated sections of track are built with a third track for express service which only makes stops at Queensboro Plaza, Woodside-61st St, Junction Blvd, Mets-Willets Point, and Flushing-Main St. The elevated section through Sunnyside is famous for its ornately designed concrete viaduct along Queens Blvd.

In 2015 an extension west was opened to a new terminal at 34th St-Hudson Yards to serve the new mini-city growing above the LIRR train yards behind Penn Station.


Printed on Satin finish 80# cover stock – 220 GSM. Made in the USA! Standard production time is 5 days. Allow more time for shipping.

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Size

18"x24", 24"x36"

Production TIme

5 Days, 3 Days, 2 Days, 1 Day