Cortelyou Road (BMT Brighton Line)
|Address||Cortelyou Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11226
|Line||BMT Brighton Line|
|Services||Q (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||original station: c. 1900|
|Rebuilt||current station: 1907|
|Former/other names||Avenue C|
|Passengers (2012)||1,992,781 6.7%|
|Rank||234 out of 421|
|Next north||Beverley Road: Q|
|Next south||Newkirk Plaza: Q|
Cortelyou Road is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway, located at Cortelyou Road between Marlborough Road (East 15th Street) and East 16th Street in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn. It is served by the Q train at all times. The Cortelyous were an old New Netherlands family whose immigrant ancestor arrived in 1652. The road and station are named for George B. Cortelyou, who served as Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Postmaster General, and finally Treasury Secretary, under President Theodore Roosevelt.
The station physically resembles the nearby Beverley Road station as the layout and station-house are both the same. There are some differences, however. This station has blue columns while Beverley Road has green, there is a signal house for New York City Transit use on the north end that replicates the station-house across the street, and the location of the station-house in relation to the platforms, is slightly to the north compared to the same location at Beverley Road.
The original station at this location was opened around 1900 as a two-track street-level side platform station running south from a grade crossing at Avenue C. The station was established to serve the business commercial area of Avenue C, a major thoroughfare which boasted the only east-west streetcar line between Church Avenue in Flatbush and Sheepshead Bay. The current station house and below-grade platforms were completed at the end of 1907. At the same time, the station was renamed from Avenue C to Cortelyou Road.
|M||Station house||to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard or 57th Street – Seventh Avenue (Beverley Road)|
|Northbound express||← does not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ does not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Newkirk Plaza) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
Media related to Cortelyou Road (BMT Brighton Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT Brighton Line: Cortelyou Road
- Station Reporter — Q Train
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Cortelyou Road (BMT Brighton Line)
- The Subway Nut — Cortelyou Road Pictures
- Cortelyou Road entrance from Google Maps Street View