Fourth Avenue / Ninth Street (New York City Subway)

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Fourth Avenue / Ninth Street
NYCS D NYCS F NYCS G NYCS N NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
4th Ave-9th St - Bridge.JPG
Station statistics
Address Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope, Gowanus
Coordinates 40°40′15.44″N 73°59′29.03″W / 40.6709556°N 73.9913972°W / 40.6709556; -73.9913972Coordinates: 40°40′15.44″N 73°59′29.03″W / 40.6709556°N 73.9913972°W / 40.6709556; -73.9913972
Division B (BMT/IND)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
IND Culver Line
Services       D late nights (late nights)
      F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Levels 2
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 4,210,873 (station complex)[1] Decrease 2.2%
Rank 114 out of 421

Fourth Avenue / Ninth Street is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated IND Culver Line and the underground BMT Fourth Avenue Line. It is located at the intersection of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn and served by the:

  • F and G trains at all times
  • R train at all times except late nights
  • D and N trains late nights


BMT Fourth Avenue Line platforms[edit]

Ninth Street
NYCS D NYCS N NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
9th Street BMT Fourth Avenue 1293.JPG
Platform towards Manhattan
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       D late nights (late nights)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 13, 1915; 99 years ago (1915-09-13)
Station succession
Next north Union Street: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
Next south Prospect Avenue: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights

Ninth Street on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line, opened on September 13, 1915, is a local station that has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the D and N trains at all times except late nights, when they replace the R as the local along Fourth Avenue. A black and white curtain wall separates the local and express tracks.

Both platforms have cinder-block tiles installed during a 1970s renovation that replaced the original mosaic trim line and name tablets. They are colored white except for the areas that have the stations signs. In this case, they are colored yellow. Beige columns run along both platforms at either ends where they were extended in the 1960s to accommodate lengthened trains.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area in the middle. The one on the Manhattan-bound platform has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one staircase going up to the northeast corner of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue. This fare control area still has the station's original trim line with "9" tablets at regular intervals. The fare control area on the Bay Ridge-bound platform is unstaffed, containing one High Entry/Exit Turnstile, one exit-only turnstile, a row of four low turnstiles, and a staircase to the northwest corner of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue.

The Bay-Ridge bound platform has a staircase at the extreme south end going up to the fare control area of Fourth Avenue on the IND Culver Line. The Manhattan-bound platform has a staircase at the same location going up to a now-closed entrance/exit of the IND station, where two staircases go up to either IND platforms.

Northeastern stairs next to the Church of the Holy Family


IND Culver Line platforms[edit]

Fourth Avenue
NYCS F NYCS G
New York City Subway rapid transit station
4 Avenue IND Platform.JPG
Manhattan/Queens-bound platform
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 7, 1933; 80 years ago (1933-10-07)
Station succession
Next north Smith–Ninth Streets: F all times G all times
Next south Seventh Avenue: F all times G all times

4th Avenue Station (IND)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 05000673[2]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2005

Fourth Avenue, opened on October 7, 1933, is a local station on the IND Culver Line that has four tracks and two side platforms. The center express tracks are not used in regular service.

Both platforms have tan brick windscreens and column-less cantilevered windscreens along their entire lengths except for a small portion of the west (railroad north) end. The station has a crew quarters structure over both platforms which is constructed of brick with evidence of covered windows.

This station's fare control area is at street level underneath the platforms and tracks and built within the viaduct's concrete structure. Two staircases from each platform near their east end go down to a balcony (where mosaics reading "MEN" and "WOMEN" for two now-closed restrooms are visible) before three staircases go down to the turnstile bank. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two sets of entry/exit doors, one to the west side of Fourth Avenue directly underneath the viaduct and the other to the north side of Tenth Street. Both entrances have their original lit-up IND "SUBWAY" sign while mosaic direction tiles reading "To Coney Island" and "To Manhattan" are in the mezzanine.

The fare control area has a single staircase going down to the extreme south end of the Bay Ridge-bound platform of Ninth Street on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line. The extreme east (railroad south) ends of each platform have a single staircase going down to a now-abandoned entry/exit that led to the east side of Fourth Avenue underneath the viaduct at ground level. Another staircase goes down to the Manhattan-bound platform of Ninth Street. The staircase and mezzanine areas have tile accents of green.

West of this station was a short stub-end reversing spur entered only from this station. It remained level between the two express tracks while the other tracks ramped up toward Smith–Ninth Streets. The track was removed during overhaul of the Culver Viaduct from 2007 to 2013.[3] East of this station, the line enters a tunnel toward Seventh Avenue. That station is underground, but at a higher altitude than this elevated station due to the steep slope of the land (hence the neighborhood name of Park Slope).

In 2007, the MTA announced a three-year renovation project of the elevated Culver Viaduct.[4] The work area covers from south of Carroll Street to north of Ditmas Avenue. Reconstruction began in 2008 and ended in April 2012. Along with the viaduct project, the MTA re-opened the east station house to the station, after it had been closed for over 40 years.[5]

Gallery[edit]


Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS F toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Smith–Ninth Streets)
NYCS G toward Court Square (Smith–Ninth Streets)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS F toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Seventh Avenue)
NYCS G toward Church Avenue (Seventh Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine Crossunder between platforms
Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 East Mezzanine Fare control for northbound trains, MetroCard vending machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Union Street)
NYCS D toward 205th Street, NYCS N toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Union Street)
Northbound express NYCS D NYCS N do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS D NYCS N do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Prospect Avenue)
NYCS D NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (Prospect Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
East Mezzanine Fare control for southbound trains, MetroCard vending machines


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://ltvsquad.com/2011/02/21/highest-lowpoint/
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Mike (November 24, 2007). "Fix for Fourth Avenue station looks F’ing great". The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  5. ^ "4th Avenue East Side Station House Reopens". MTA.info. February 23, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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