Ralph Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)
|Address||Ralph Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services||A (late nights)
C (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 9, 1936|
|Passengers (2012)||1,625,548 2.5%|
|Rank||278 out of 421|
|Next north||Utica Avenue: A C|
|Next south||Rockaway Avenue: A C|
Ralph Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street, it is served by the C train at all times except late nights, when it is replaced by the A train.
This underground station, opened on April 9, 1936, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two express tracks are used by the A train during daytime hours.
Both platforms are column-less and have a rouge trim-line with a purple border and name tablets reading "RALPH AVE." in white sans serif font on a purple background and rouge border. Underneath the trim line are small directional and station signs reading "RALPH" in white lettering on a black border.
This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks. Only the eastern half is open to the public and has two staircases to each platform. The columns here are painted dark blue except for those that have payphones on them, which are painted yellow.
The fare control area at the extreme east end has a bank of four turnstiles and one exit-only turnstile. There is a token booth and two street stairs, one to the southeast corner of Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street and the other to the northeast peninsula formed by Ralph Avenue, MacDougal Street, and Fulton Street.
This station formerly had another entrance/exit to Howard Avenue and Fulton Street at the west (railroad north) end. The street stairs on either eastern side of the intersection, though closed, remain intact. Both platforms have many staircases to the closed-off portion of the mezzanine.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward 168th Street ( toward 207th Street late nights) (Utica Avenue)|
|Northbound express||← does not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ does not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Euclid Avenue ( toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Rockaway Avenue) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- nycsubway.org—IND Fulton: Ralph Avenue
- Station Reporter — C Train
- The Subway Nut — Ralph Avenue Pictures
- Ralph Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- closed Howard Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View