Seventh Avenue (IND Culver Line)

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This article is about the New York City Subway station in Brooklyn in the Park Slope neighborhood. For other stations of the same name, see Seventh Avenue (New York City Subway).
Seventh Avenue
NYCS F NYCS G
New York City Subway rapid transit station
7 Ave F NYC Subway Station by David Shankbone.JPG
Station statistics
Address Seventh Avenue & Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′0.59″N 73°58′53.76″W / 40.6668306°N 73.9816000°W / 40.6668306; -73.9816000Coordinates: 40°40′0.59″N 73°58′53.76″W / 40.6668306°N 73.9816000°W / 40.6668306; -73.9816000
Division B (IND)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 7, 1933; 80 years ago (October 7, 1933)
Former/other names Seventh Avenue – Park Slope
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,904,986[1] Increase 5.2%
Rank 123 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Fourth Avenue (local): F all times G all times
Bergen Street (express): no regular service
Next south 15th Street – Prospect Park (local): F all times G all times
Church Avenue (express): no regular service

Seventh Avenue, occasionally referred to as Seventh Avenue – Park Slope, is an express station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, located at Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is served by the F and G trains at all times.

Northern street stair

This station has two island platforms and four tracks, but only the outer two are normally in revenue service. South of this station, the express tracks separate from the local tracks and rejoin beneath them north of Fort Hamilton Parkway, then rise up again. The tile band is mustard yellow with a sienna brown border, set in a three-high "express station" course. The top border is slightly wider than the bottom, and bisects the centre of the band at regular intervals. There is evidence of water damage on both trackside walls.

The full-time fare control booth is located in the middle of the mezzanine. However, there are High Entry-Exit Turnstiles available at both ends, allowing customers to exit the station without having to walk to the middle area. Crossovers are available at all staircases. There are eight street stairs – four at the Seventh Avenue entrance and four at the Eighth Avenue one. The Eighth Avenue entrance also has an intermediate level at the first staircase, otherwise a descending hill. Inside the fare control near the Eighth Avenue entrance is a large scale painting of Prospect Park's The Raven.

While this station is underground and Fourth Avenue is on an elevated trestle, this station is actually at a higher elevation and altitude than Fourth Avenue. The reason why this station is underground and Fourth Avenue is elevated is because Brooklyn's topography slopes downwards towards the west (hence the neighborhood name of Park Slope).

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Eighth Avenue intermediate level Landing in Eighth Avenue staircase
B2 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B3
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS F toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Fourth Avenue)
NYCS G toward Court Square (Fourth Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound express No regular service
(No service: Bergen Street)
Southbound express No regular service
(No service: Church Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local NYCS F toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (15th Street – Prospect Park)
NYCS G toward Church Avenue (15th Street – Prospect Park)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Seventh Avenue (IND Culver Line) at Wikimedia Commons