Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway (BMT Canarsie Line)

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Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway
NYCS L
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station House
Station statistics
Address Rockaway Parkway & Glenwood Road
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Canarsie
Coordinates 40°38′43″N 73°54′09″W / 40.645382°N 73.902626°W / 40.645382; -73.902626Coordinates: 40°38′43″N 73°54′09″W / 40.645382°N 73.902626°W / 40.645382; -73.902626
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Canarsie Line
Services       L all times (all times)
Connection
Structure At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 28, 1906; 107 years ago (1906-12-28)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 4,062,690[1] Increase 3.7%
Rank 119 out of 421
Station succession
Next north East 105th Street: L all times
Next south (Terminal): L all times


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues: L all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south none: L all times

Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway is the southern terminal station of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway, and is one of the few grade-level stations in the system. Located at the intersection of Rockaway Parkway and Glenwood Road in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.

This grade level station, opened on December 28, 1906, has two tracks and a single island platform. The two tracks end at offset bumper blocks at the south end of the station. The station's entrance is beyond the bumper blocks at the south end of the platform. It contains a turnstile bank, token booth, and leads to Rockaway Parkway. Because it is at street level, the station is ADA accessible without using an elevator.

This station is the only one in the system with a bus transfer station within fare control. When the rail service to Canarsie Pier along Rockaway Parkway was discontinued, riders were entitled to a free transfer to the replacement trolleys. Rather than issue paper transfers so riders could exit to the street for the trolleys, a loop was built next to the station with a boarding platform. When the trolleys were discontinued, the B42 bus replaced them.

Train riders walk directly to the bus loading area without leaving the fare control zone. In turn, bus passengers from Rockaway Parkway enter the subway station without paying an additional fare. At the street, a chain link fence gate blocks access to the bus area to prevent pedestrians from sneaking in for a free ride. The gate is operated by an electric trigger. The back of the bus loop contains an unstaffed entrance to the Rockaway Parkway station that is built on a small shack, has one HEET turnstile, one exit-only turnstile, and one emergency gate, and leads to the northeast corner of Glenwood Road and East 98th Street.

Other buses serving the station stop at the curb and pick up passengers outside fare control on the East 98th Street loop outside the inner loop. A chain link fence separates the loops.

On the side of the station house opposite the transfer point is a secondary entrance/exit that contains one HEET turnstile, one exit-only turnstile, and one emergency gate. This unstaffed entrance/exit leads to a municipal parking lot.

Adjacent to the station to the east is the Canarsie Yard.

Station layout[edit]

G
Ground/
platform level
Track 1 NYCS L toward Eighth Avenue (East 105th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 NYCS L toward Eighth Avenue (East 105th Street)
Exit/Entrance Fare control, station agent
Handicapped/disabled access (Station at street level)
free transfer to B42

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

External links[edit]

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