Bergen Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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Bergen Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Bergen Street & Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′51″N 73°58′30″W / 40.680833°N 73.97511°W / 40.680833; -73.97511Coordinates: 40°40′51″N 73°58′30″W / 40.680833°N 73.97511°W / 40.680833; -73.97511
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights (late nights)
Connection NYCT Bus: B41, B65, B67
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920 (94 years ago) (1920-08-23)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,296,199[1] Decrease 7.6%
Rank 322 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights
Next south Grand Army Plaza: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights

Bergen Street is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway, located at Bergen Street and Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It is served by the 2 and 3 trains, the latter of which is replaced by the 4 train during late nights.

This underground station, opened on August 23, 1920, contains four tracks and two side platforms: two outer tracks, used by the IRT local trains. The two center express tracks, used by the 4 and 5 trains during daytime hours, slant upward to the inside of the IRT local tracks, and between the IRT express tracks are the rising tracks of the BMT Brighton Line. Those routes were built at the same time as the tracks at this station as part of the Dual Contracts. A full curtain wall separates the local from the express tracks.

Both platforms have their original mosaics. The name tablets read "BERGEN ST." in gold Times New Roman font on a blue background and multi-layered green border. The trim line is green with "B" tablets on them on a blue background at regular intervals. At either ends of both platforms, where they were extended in the 1950s, there are cinderblock tiles with signs reading "BERGEN ST" in sans serif font on a maroon background.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area at the center and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The Manhattan-bound platform has the full-time turnstile bank and token booth and two staircases going up to either eastern corners of Bergen Street and Flatbush Avenue. The southbound platform's fare control area is unstaffed, containing a bank of three regular turnstiles, two exit-only turnstiles, and two High Entry/Exit Turnstiles. Outside fare control are two staircases going up to the southwest corners of Flatbush Avenue and Bergen Street and a passageway leading to another staircase going up to the northwest corner.

The platforms only have columns at the fare control areas and they are i-beam columns painted green.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn late nights) (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
Curtain wall
Northbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here
Northbound Brighton Line NYCS B NYCS Q do not stop here (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
Southbound Brighton Line NYCS B NYCS Q do not stop here (Seventh Avenue)
Southbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here →
Curtain wall
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue (Grand Army Plaza)
NYCS 3 (NYCS 4 late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Grand Army Plaza)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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