25th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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25th Street
NYCS D NYCS N NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
25th Street BMT Fourth Avenue 1279.JPG
Platform towards Bay Ridge
Station statistics
Address 25th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Greenwood Heights
Coordinates 40°39′40″N 73°59′56″W / 40.661165°N 73.998778°W / 40.661165; -73.998778Coordinates: 40°39′40″N 73°59′56″W / 40.661165°N 73.998778°W / 40.661165; -73.998778
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       D late nights (late nights)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 13, 1915 (99 years ago) (1915-09-13)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,218,842[1] Increase 1.7%
Rank 330 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Prospect Avenue: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
Next south 36th Street: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights

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 late 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. The two center tracks are used by the D and N during daytime hours. 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 painted cream colored.

Original mosaic tiles

This station was overhauled in the late 1970s that replaced most of the original platform name tablets and trim lines 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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Prospect Avenue)
NYCS D toward 205th Street, NYCS N toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Prospect Avenue)
Northbound express NYCS D NYCS N do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS D NYCS N do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (36th Street)
NYCS D NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 25th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons