Seneca Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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Seneca Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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North side stair (Note: Brown M logo indicates former Nassau Street Line service.)
Station statistics
Address Seneca Avenue & Palmetto Street
Queens, NY 11385
Borough Queens
Locale Ridgewood
Coordinates 40°42′10″N 73°54′28″W / 40.702765°N 73.907733°W / 40.702765; -73.907733Coordinates: 40°42′10″N 73°54′28″W / 40.702765°N 73.907733°W / 40.702765; -73.907733
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services       M all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 9, 1915; 99 years ago (August 9, 1915)
Passengers (2013) 711,011[1] Decrease 0.8%
Rank 389 out of 421
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
M all times

Seneca Avenue is a station on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, it is served by the M train at all times.

This elevated station, which was opened on August 9, 1915 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, has two tracks and an island platform. The platform has a steel canopy supported by black and green columns in the center. The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated wooden mezzanine beneath the tracks. It has two staircases to the platform with doors on the landings, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs to the southwest and northeast corners of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue.

To the northeast (railroad south) of the station, the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line curves east to leave the street grid and continue as an elevated structure over the former grade level steam dummy Lutheran Cemetery Line.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Westbound NYCS M toward 71st Avenue (weekdays), Essex Street (weekends), Myrtle Avenue (late nights) (Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound NYCS M toward Metropolitan Avenue (Forest Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 

External links[edit]

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