Prospect Avenue (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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Prospect Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Prospect Avenue - Court Street Stair.JPG
Entrance to the northbound platform on the east side of Fourth Avenue
Station statistics
Address Prospect Avenue & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope, Greenwood Heights
Coordinates 40°40′00″N 73°59′39″W / 40.666789°N 73.994079°W / 40.666789; -73.994079Coordinates: 40°40′00″N 73°59′39″W / 40.666789°N 73.994079°W / 40.666789; -73.994079
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       D late nights (late nights)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 13, 1915; 99 years ago (September 13, 1915)
Passengers (2013) 1,826,064[1] Decrease 2%
Rank 257 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Ninth Street: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
Next south 25th Street: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights

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 border of Greenwood Heights and 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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Ninth Street)
NYCS D toward 205th Street, NYCS N toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Ninth Street)
Northbound express NYCS D NYCS N do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS D NYCS N do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (25th Street)
NYCS D NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (25th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 

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