18th Avenue (IND Culver Line)
|Address||18th Avenue & McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
|Locale||Kensington, Borough Park|
|Division||B (IND, formerly BMT)|
|Line||IND Culver Line|
|Services||F (all times)|
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Tracks||3 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||March 16, 1919|
|Passengers (2013)||1,313,344 1.4%|
|Rank||320 out of 421|
|Next north||Ditmas Avenue (local): F
Church Avenue (express): no regular service
|Next south||Avenue I (local): F
Kings Highway (express): no regular service
18th Avenue is an express station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 18th Avenue and McDonald Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the F train at all times.
This elevated station, opened on March 16, 1919, has two island platforms and three tracks with the center track not normally used. Except for small sections at either ends, both platforms have brown canopies with green frames and support columns for the entire length. The un-canopied areas have black station sign structures.
This station has two entrances/exits, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the tracks. The full-time one is at the north end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions and contains public restrooms. Outside of the turnstile bank, there is a token booth and two street stairs going down to either southern corners of 18th and McDonald Avenues.
The station's other entrance/exit at the south end also has a staircase from each platform, waiting area, and two street stairs going down to either side of McDonald Avenue between Lawrence and Parkville Avenues. However, the station house is unstaffed, containing just High Entry/Exit Turnstiles.
North of the station are interlocking switches between all three tracks. There was formerly a switch to the south and the girder indicates that it was a track diverge from northbound local track to the middle track.
|Northbound local||← toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Ditmas Avenue)|
|Peak-direction express||→ No regular service
(No service: Church Avenue northbound or Kings Highway southbound)
|Southbound local||→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Avenue I) →|
|M||Mezzanine||to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
Media related to 18th Avenue (IND Culver Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT Culver Line: 18th Avenue
- Station Reporter — F Train
- The Subway Nut — 18th Avenue Pictures
- 18th Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Lawrence Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View