18th Avenue (BMT West End Line)

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18th Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
18th Avenue (West End) - Platforms.JPG
Station statistics
Address 18th Avenue & New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst
Coordinates 40°36′31″N 74°00′08″W / 40.608667°N 74.002115°W / 40.608667; -74.002115
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B1, B8
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 15, 1916 (100 years ago) (1916-09-15)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,925,239[1]Decrease 3.6%
Rank 254 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 79th Street: D all times
Next south 20th Avenue: D all times

18th Avenue is a local station on BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 79 St
to 20 Av
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood – 205th Street (79th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (20th Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Southeastern stair

This elevated station, which opened on September 15, 1916, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. The station is situated in between two curves and platform extensions are to the north on both sides.

In 2012, the station was rehabilitated with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

Exits[edit]

There is a single mezzanine with three stairs to the street (two to the northeast corner of 18th Avenue and 85th Street, and one to the southeast corner) as well as two to each platform.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Some exterior scenes of the 1991 Steven Seagal film Out for Justice were shot outside this station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "MTA completes seven station rehabilitation projects along D Line". Railway Track & Structures. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bensonhurst" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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