Seventh Avenue (BMT Brighton Line)

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This article is about the New York City Subway station in Brooklyn. For the subway station in Manhattan at Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street also served by the B train, see Seventh Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line).
Seventh Avenue
NYCS B NYCS Q
New York City Subway rapid transit station
NYCS BMT Brighton 7thAve.jpg
Station statistics
Address Seventh Avenue, Park Place & Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′46″N 73°58′25″W / 40.679352°N 73.973694°W / 40.679352; -73.973694Coordinates: 40°40′46″N 73°58′25″W / 40.679352°N 73.973694°W / 40.679352; -73.973694
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Brighton Line
Services       B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      Q all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 1, 1920; 93 years ago (August 1, 1920)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,905,400[1] Increase 2.7%
Rank 173 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Q all times
Next south Prospect Park: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Q all times

Seventh Avenue is a station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Seventh Avenue, Park Place and Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It is served by the Q train at all times and the B train on weekdays. This is one of two stations on the B train named "Seventh Avenue"; the other is Seventh Avenue on the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan.

History[edit]

Although on the BMT Brighton Line, Seventh Avenue was built almost fifty years after the main segment of the line from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach opened in 1878. Prior to its opening, trains on the line used what is now the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and a connection to the elevated BMT Fulton Street Line on their way to the line's terminus at Fulton Ferry in Brooklyn or Park Row in Manhattan.[2]

The station is a product of the Dual Contracts, a 1913 group of contracts that provided for the construction of BMT (as well as IRT) underground lines in Manhattan and Queens. The first of these was the BMT Broadway Line which ran from its northern terminus at Times Square – 42nd Street to its southern end at Whitehall Street in 1918. The Montague Street Tunnel, which linked Whitehall Street to Prospect Park station and would be the location for Seventh Avenue, opened on August 1, 1920, and moved trains from the elevated Franklin Avenue Line to the new underground line.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2
Platform Level
Northbound local NYCS 2 NYCS 3 do not stop here (Bergen Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street weekdays (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
NYCS Q toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard weekdays, 57th Street – Seventh Avenue weekends (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
Southbound NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (Prospect Park)
NYCS Q toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Prospect Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 2 NYCS 3 do not stop here (Grand Army Plaza)
B3
Lower Level
[3]
Northbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here →

Seventh Avenue station has two tracks and two side platforms. Each platform has two closed staircases that lead to a closed portion of the mezzanine above the platforms. Just north of the station, next to the southbound track, an opening in the tunnel allows a view of the southbound local track of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line.

At this point in the complex Flatbush Avenue tunnel, the IRT local tracks are to the outside of the Brighton line tracks, while the IRT express tracks run at a lower level, below the station, with emergency exits furnished from same on both platforms at this station.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  2. ^ 1912 BMT network map NYCSubway Retrieved 2009-07-20
  3. ^ a b Dual Contracts construction map

External links[edit]

Southbound platform