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Commuting in Fresh Meadows

Posted by freshmeadowsrealtyadmin on May 28, 2020
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The following transportation options for the community of Fresh Meadows, Queens, New York make it accessible via the Long Island Expressway (I-495) which connects Fresh Meadows with both midtown Manhattan and Long Island, while the Clearview Expressway (I-295) provides easy access to the Bronx and the New England Thruway. Trains include the MTA Subways #7, E, F, J, M, R and Z lines and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)’s Main Street and Auburndale stations are nearby and provide access on the Port Washington Branch to Midtown Manhattan. Buses also run to the LIRR station at Flushing–Main Street and Jamaica.

Although there are no New York City Subway stations located directly in Fresh Meadows, several local MTA Regional Bus Operations routes serve the neighborhood and connect to the subway’s Union Turnpike and Jamaica Center stations, which are each an express stop in the system. And Express buses go directly to midtown and lower Manhattan from the neighborhood.

These include the:

Q17: to 169th Street (F train) or Flushing–Main Street (7 train) via Horace Harding Expressway and 188th Street

Q26: to Flushing–Main Street (7 and) via Hollis Court Boulevard

Q30: to Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (E, ​J, and ​Z trains) or Little Neck via Utopia Parkway and Horace Harding Expressway

Q31: to Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (E​, ​J, and ​Z trains) via Utopia Parkway

Q46: to Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike (E, and ​F trains) or Glen Oaks via Union Turnpike

Q76: to 169th Street (F train) or College Point via Francis Lewis Boulevard

Q88: to Woodhaven Boulevard (M and ​R trains) or Queens Village LIRR via Horace Harding Expressway, 188th Street and 73rd Avenue

Additionally, the Union Turnpike express buses run along Union Turnpike, 188th Street, and 73rd Avenue, providing service to Manhattan:

QM1, QM5, QM6, QM31, QM35 and QM36 to Midtown Manhattan

QM7 and QM8 to Lower Manhattan