18th Avenue (IND Culver Line)

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18th Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
18 Ave F NYC Subway Station by David Shankbone.JPG
Station statistics
Address 18th Avenue & McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Kensington, Borough Park
Coordinates 40°37′46.65″N 73°58′37.07″W / 40.6296250°N 73.9769639°W / 40.6296250; -73.9769639Coordinates: 40°37′46.65″N 73°58′37.07″W / 40.6296250°N 73.9769639°W / 40.6296250; -73.9769639
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened March 16, 1919 (96 years ago) (1919-03-16)
Passengers (2014) 1,277,024[1]Decrease 2.8%
Rank 327 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Ditmas Avenue (local): F all times
Church Avenue (express): no regular service
Next south Avenue I (local): F all times
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.

This station is featured in Kevin Smith's film Cop Out as well as in Allen Coulter's film Remember Me, both released in 2010.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Ditmas Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Peak-direction express No regular service
(No service: Church Avenue northbound or Kings Highway southbound)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Avenue I)
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 18th Avenue (IND Culver Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Street stair