Morgan Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line)

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Morgan Avenue
NYCS L
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Morgan Avenue BMT 001.JPG
Station statistics
Address Morgan Avenue & Harrison Place
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East Williamsburg
Coordinates 40°42′23″N 73°55′55″W / 40.706279°N 73.93198°W / 40.706279; -73.93198Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 73°55′55″W / 40.706279°N 73.93198°W / 40.706279; -73.93198
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Canarsie Line
Services       L all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 14, 1928; 86 years ago (December 14, 1928)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,373,595[1] Increase 5.2%
Rank 200 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Montrose Avenue: L all times
Next south Jefferson Street: L all times

Morgan Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Harrison Place in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.

History[edit]

Morgan Avenue opened on December 14, 1928, as part of an eastern extension of the Canarsie Line from Montrose Avenue, which opened four years earlier, to Broadway Junction, connecting afterward to the already-operating elevated line to Canarsie.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS L toward Eighth Avenue (Montrose Avenue)
Southbound NYCS L toward Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway (Jefferson Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

There are two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original BMT style mosaic trim line and name tablets that are predominantly earth tones of brown, tan, orange with white accents. There are "M" tablets for "Morgan" on the trim line at regular intervals and name tablets that have "MORGAN AVE" in Times New Roman font. There are also directional mosaic signs in the same style as the name tablets.

Both platforms have large square columns tiled in white since they are below buildings and not the sidewalk. All of them have name plates reading "MORGAN AVE" in black sans serif lettering on a white mosaic background.

This station has two entrances/exits. The full-time one is at the extreme west (railroad north) end. A long ramp from each platform leads to a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. A turnstile bank leads to a mezzanine with a token booth and three street stairs going up to all corners of Morgan Avenue and Harrison Place except the northwest one.

The station's other entrance is an unstaffed brick station house on ground level on the west side of Bogart Street on the T-intersection of Harrison Place. There are two exit-only and one High Entry/Exit turnstiles inside and one staircase to each platform at their east (railroad south) ends.

This station appeared in MF Doom's music video of his 1999 single I Hear Voices as well as the New York City-set scenes of the video game Rock Band.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Morgan Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line) at Wikimedia Commons