Third Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Third Avenue station with an L train receding down the line
|Address||Third Avenue & East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
|Locale||East Village, Gramercy|
|Line||BMT Canarsie Line|
|Services||L (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||September 21, 1924|
|Passengers (2014)||2,473,561 7.1%|
|Rank||198 out of 421|
|Next north||Union Square: L|
|Next south||First Avenue: L|
Third Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and East 14th Street in Gramercy and East Village, Manhattan, it is served by the L train at all times.
This station has two side platforms and two tracks. The platforms are column-less and have the standard BMT style trim-line and name tablets. The former contains "3" tablets in standard intervals while the latter consists of "THIRD AVE" in Times New Roman font.
There are also directions signs to the station's only entrances/exits saying "TO STREET" in the same style as the name tablets. Each platform has its own same-level fare control at the extreme west (railroad north) end. As a result, there is no free transfer between directions. Each fare control area has a bank of turnstiles, token booth, and two street stairs—one to the east side of Third Avenue and East 14th Street, the other to East 14th Street just east of Third Avenue. The one on the Eighth Avenue-bound side leads to the northeast corner while the one on the Brooklyn-bound side leads to the southeast corner.
This station is identical to the next one east (railroad south), First Avenue except that the fare control areas there are at a small mezzanine above the platforms and have two street stairs each instead of one.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Eighth Avenue (Union Square)|
|Southbound||→ toward Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway (First Avenue) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
- nycsubway.org—BMT Canarsie Line: 3rd Avenue
- Station Reporter — L Train
- The Subway Nut — 3rd Avenue Pictures
- Third Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View