77th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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77th Street
NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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East side of Fourth Avenue
Station statistics
Address 77th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bay Ridge
Coordinates 40°37′42.59″N 74°1′33.37″W / 40.6284972°N 74.0259361°W / 40.6284972; -74.0259361Coordinates: 40°37′42.59″N 74°1′33.37″W / 40.6284972°N 74.0259361°W / 40.6284972; -74.0259361
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       R all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 14, 1916 (98 years ago) (1916-04-14)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,645,262[1] Increase 2.8%
Rank 279 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Bay Ridge Avenue: R all times
Next south 86th Street: R all times

77th Street is a station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the R train at all times and is located at 77th Street and Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue, (36th Street late nights) (Bay Ridge Avenue)
Southbound NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (86th 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. 

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