A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded on the platform of the 75th Avenue subway station at Queens Boulevard on March 15. Why is the station still open?
It is, to my knowledge, the only local Queens stop on the E & F lines, forcing trains to make detours en route to Manhattan and Jamaica. Express stops exist within five blocks of this station at Union Turnpike and 71st Avenue.
Riders unable or unwilling to walk the short distance can take the Q60 bus at no extra charge. Closing the station will save the MTA money while boosting service and safety.
Kew Gardens Hills