25th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Platform towards Bay Ridge
|Address||25th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
|Line||BMT Fourth Avenue Line|
|Services||D (late nights)
N (late nights)
R (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||September 13, 1915|
|Passengers (2014)||1,274,939 4.6%|
|Rank||328 out of 421|
|Next north||Prospect Avenue: D N R|
|Next south||36th Street: D N R|
25th Street is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 25th Street and Fourth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, it is served by the R train at all times except nights, when the D and N trains assume local service along Fourth Avenue.
This underground station, opened on September 13, 1915, has four tracks and two side platforms. A black and white curtain wall separates them from the local tracks.
Each platform has a same-level fare control area in the center. As a result, there is no free transfer between directions. Each fare control area has a turnstile bank, token booth, and single street stair. The staircase on the Bay Ridge-bound platform goes up to the southwest corner of 25th Street and Fourth Avenue while the one on the Manhattan-bound side goes up to the southeast corner.
The platforms are column-less except for a section at the extreme north ends where they were extended from their original length to accommodate the current standard B Division train length of 600 feet. These columns are I-beams and are painted cream colored.
This station was overhauled in the late 1970s and most of the original platform name tablets and trim lines were replaced with cinderblock tiling. The tiles are all white except for where the station's name and directional signs are. Here, they are colored orange. The trim line is still visible in the fare control areas behind the token booth and MetroCard Vending Machines. It is in the standard BMT format with "25" number tablets in it at regular intervals.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Prospect Avenue)
← toward 205th Street, toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Prospect Avenue)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (36th Street) →
→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (36th Street) →
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
Media related to 25th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT 4th Avenue: 25th Street
- Station Reporter — R train
- The Subway Nut — 25th Street Pictures
- 25th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View