Prospect Avenue (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
Entrance to the northbound platform on the east side of Fourth Avenue
|Address||Prospect Avenue & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
|Locale||Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, South Park Slope|
|Line||BMT Fourth Avenue Line|
|Services||D (late nights)
N (late nights)
R (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||September 13, 1915|
|Passengers (2013)||1,826,064 2%|
|Rank||257 out of 421|
|Next north||Ninth Street: D N R|
|Next south||25th Street: D N R|
Prospect Avenue is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line in Brooklyn of the New York City Subway. Located at Prospect Avenue and Fourth Avenue near the convergence of Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, and South Park Slope, it is served by the R train at all times except late nights, when the D and N assume local service along Fourth Avenue.
This station has four tracks and two side platforms with a full curtain wall separating the local and express tracks. The station was renovated in the 1970s, which included replacement of the original trim line along the platforms with cinder block tiles. They are colored while except for the areas where the platform signs are, where they are painted blue. The platforms are have no columns except by the north ends, where they were extended in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard "B" Division train length of 600 feet. These I-beam columns are cream colored.
The station's only fare controls are platform-level near the center. They still have their original trim line, colored brown with "P" at regular intervals, a bank of turnstiles, and token booth. The Manhattan-bound side has two street stairs to the east sidewalk of Fourth Avenue near the Prospect Expressway while the Bay Ridge-bound side has one to the west sidewalk. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfer between directions.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Ninth Street)
← toward 205th Street, toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Ninth Street)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (25th Street) →
→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (25th Street) →
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- nycsubway.org—BMT 4th Avenue: Prospect Avenue
- The Subway Nut — Prospect Avenue Pictures
- entrance beneath Prospect Expressway from Google Maps Street View
Western stair, beneath Prospect Expressway during a service change that made all Bay Ridge-bound trains bypass this station