71st Street (BMT West End Line)

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71st Street
NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
71st Street station, uptown platform.JPG
Station statistics
Address 71st Street & New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst
Coordinates 40°37′09″N 73°59′56″W / 40.619165°N 73.998992°W / 40.619165; -73.998992Coordinates: 40°37′09″N 73°59′56″W / 40.619165°N 73.998992°W / 40.619165; -73.998992
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 15, 1916 (97 years ago) (1916-09-15)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,446,020[1] Increase 22.8%
Rank 347 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 62nd Street: D all times
Next south 79th Street: D all times

71st Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 71st Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

This elevated station, opened on September 15, 1916, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green frames and support columns along their entire lengths except for small sections at either ends. Here, they have waist-high black steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black plates with white lettering. The platforms were extended to the south in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard "B" Division train length of 600 feet.

The station has two fare control areas, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the platforms and tracks. The full-time one is at the south end. A single staircase from each platform go down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to/from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going down to all corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 71st Street. The two southern staircases face south while the two northern ones face east or west.

The station's other fare control area towards the north end is un-staffed. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a landing around a now-closed station house. A single full height turnstile provides access to/from the station before another staircase goes down to either southern corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 69th Street.

In 2012, the station was rehabilitated with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (62nd Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (79th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ "MTA completes seven station rehabilitation projects along D Line". Railway Track & Structures. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Eastern stairs