Kings Highway (BMT Sea Beach Line)
|Address||Kings Highway & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
|Line||BMT Sea Beach Line|
|Services||N (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|Passengers (2012)||1,616,827 1%|
|Rank||279 out of 421|
|Next north||Bay Parkway: N|
|Next south||Avenue U: N|
This station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both tracks are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are carved within the Earth's crust on an open cut. The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.
This station has two entrances, both of which are beige station houses at street-level between West Seventh and West Eighth Streets above the tracks. Each one has a single staircase leading to each platform at either extreme ends. The main exit at the north end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Kings Highway while the exit at the south end leads to Highlawn Avenue and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.
At the southeast end of the station, switches allow trains to crossover between any of the four tracks. North of here, the Manhattan-bound express track continues with the rest of Sea Beach Line, but there are no signals until Eighth Avenue, so only one train is allowed to run along this stretch at a time. It is signaled for bi-directional service like other center tracks on three track lines throughout the system. The Coney Island-bound express track has been severed from the other three tracks between Eighth Avenue and this station and is unusable for service. South of this station, the two usable express tracks continue until they merge with the local tracks south of 86th Street station.
|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 (Bay Parkway)|
|Northbound express||← No regular service|
|Southbound express||→ No regular service|
|Southbound local||→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Avenue U) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
Media related to Kings Highway (BMT Sea Beach Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT Sea Beach Line: Kings Highway
- Station Reporter — N Train
- The Subway Nut — Kings Highway Pictures
- Kings Highway entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Highlawn Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- tracks and platforms from Google Maps Street View