Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum IRT Eastern Parkway 7.JPG
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Washington Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Prospect Heights
Coordinates 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275Coordinates: 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275
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)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 94 years ago (1920-08-23)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,674,856[1] Increase 6.1%
Rank 276 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Grand Army Plaza: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights
Next south Franklin Avenue: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights

Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains, the latter of which is replaced by the 4 train during late nights. The name of the station was originally intended to be Institute Park.

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 (Grand Army Plaza)
NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn late nights) (Grand Army Plaza)
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue (Franklin Avenue)
NYCS 3 (NYCS 4 late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Franklin Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Northbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here →

There are two local tracks with two side platforms. The express tracks pass underneath the station and are not visible from the platforms. A large mosaic displays Eastern Parkway and the Brooklyn Museum. On the platforms and the eastern mezzanine are abstract art paintings, created in 1991 by artist Pat Steir and collectively called the Brueghel Series. There is an emergency exit from the express level at the south end of each platform. There is an unused western mezzanine containing turnstiles and a token booth with a door hidden in the tiles. This entrance has been removed on street level. The only two exits to this station are from the east mezzanine; the two exits ascend to the north and south sides of Eastern Parkway at the western edge of the Brooklyn Museum.[2][3]

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