77th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
East side of Fourth Avenue
|Address||77th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
|Line||BMT Fourth Avenue Line|
|Services||R (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 14, 1916|
|Passengers (2013)||1,645,262 2.8%|
|Rank||279 out of 421|
|Next north||Bay Ridge Avenue: R|
|Next south||86th Street: R|
This underground station, opened on April 14, 1916, has two side platforms and two tracks. Both platforms have cinderblock tiles on white and orange, which replaced the station's original mosaic trim line and name tablets during a renovation in the late 1970s. The renovation also replaced incandescent lights with fluorescent lights and installed new staircases and platform edges. The station signs are in the standard black name plate with white lettering installed on the orange tiling. There are also small white text directing to the station entrances/exits.
Both platforms have yellow columns that run at regular intervals along the entire length. Alternating ones have the standard black and white station name plate. The columns are round in the center and i-beams at either ends (where the platforms were extended in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard length of a "B" Division train of 600 feet).
The station's full-time entrance is a mezzanine at the south end above the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going up to either northern corners of 77th Street and Fourth Avenue. The northwest staircase has its original ornate banisters and railings. Inside the mezzanine, there are mosaics indicating a newsstand and two restrooms, all of which are now defunct, and directing to each platform.
The Bay Ridge-bound platform has an exit-only at the north end. A single platform-level exit-only turnstiles leads to a double flight staircase that goes up to the northwest corner of 76th Street and Fourth Avenue. The landing here has the station's original trim line with "77" tablets on it.
There is space underneath the northbound platform for an additional trackway at this station and also at Bay Ridge Avenue.
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|B2||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue, (36th Street late nights) (Bay Ridge Avenue)|
|Southbound||→ toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (86th Street) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- nycsubway.org—BMT 4th Avenue: 77th Street
- Station Reporter — R Train
- The Subway Nut — 77th Street Pictures
- 77th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 76th Street exit only stairs from Google Maps Street View