Kingston Avenue (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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Kingston Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Entrance on south mall of Eastern Parkway
Station statistics
Address Kingston Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Crown Heights
Coordinates 40°40′10″N 73°56′32″W / 40.669376°N 73.942151°W / 40.669376; -73.942151Coordinates: 40°40′10″N 73°56′32″W / 40.669376°N 73.942151°W / 40.669376; -73.942151
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights (late nights)
Connection NYCT Bus: B43 (NB)
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 94 years ago (1920-08-23)
Passengers (2013) 1,545,567[1] Increase 2%
Rank 292 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Nostrand Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights
Next south Crown Heights – Utica Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights

Kingston Avenue is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. There is also occasional 2 train service here during rush hours.

This underground station, opened on August 23, 1920, has two levels. The upper level serves New Lots Avenue-bound trains while the lower level serves Manhattan-bound trains. From north to south, each level has an express track (used by the 4 train during daytime hours and occasional rush hour 5 trains), a local track, and one side platform.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts-era IRT trim line and name tablets. The trim line has a golden-yellow center, line green border, and a spec of blue in-between. "K" tablets on a blue border run along the trim line at regular intervals. The name tablets read "KINGSTON AVE." in Times New Roman font in gold lettering on a blue background, a gold center, and lime green border.

The platforms were extended at either ends in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard IRT train length of 510 feet. Here, they have signs reading "KINGSTON AVE" in white sans serif lettering on a black border. There is a vent chamber on the lower level.

The upper level has one fare control at the center with two staircases going down to the lower level. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases going up to the south side mall of Eastern Parkway (between the main and service roads) and Kingston Avenue.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
B1 Southbound express NYCS 4 does not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS 3 (NYCS 4 late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Crown Heights – Utica Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Northbound express NYCS 4 does not stop here
Northbound local NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn late nights) (Nostrand Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the left

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  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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