Kingston Avenue (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)
Entrance on south mall of Eastern Parkway
|Address||Kingston Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
|Line||IRT Eastern Parkway Line|
|Services||2 (special rush hour trips)
3 (all except late nights)
4 (late nights)
|Connection||NYCT Bus: B43 (NB)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms (1 on each level)|
|Tracks||4 (2 on each level)|
|Opened||August 23, 1920|
|Passengers (2012)||1,515,277 0.3%|
|Rank||291 out of 421|
|Next north||Nostrand Avenue: 2 3 4|
|Next south||Crown Heights – Utica Avenue: 2 3 4|
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 it is replaced by the 4. 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.
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|
|B1||Southbound express||→ does not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ ( 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||← does not stop here|
|Northbound local||← toward Harlem – 148th Street ( toward Woodlawn late nights) (Nostrand Avenue)|
|Side platform, doors will open on the left|
Nearby points of interest
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kingston Avenue (IRT Eastern Parkway Line).|
- nycsubway.org—Brooklyn IRT: Kingston Avenue
- Station Reporter — 3 Train
- The Subway Nut — Kingston Avenue Pictures
- Kingston Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View