20th Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 20 Avenue
 "N" train
New York City Subway station
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Station statistics
Address 20th Avenue & 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst
Coordinates 40°37′1.79″N 73°59′5.4″W / 40.6171639°N 73.984833°W / 40.6171639; -73.984833Coordinates: 40°37′1.79″N 73°59′5.4″W / 40.6171639°N 73.984833°W / 40.6171639; -73.984833
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W selected rush-hour trips (selected rush-hour trips)
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (103 years ago) (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code 075[2]
Passengers (2017) 664,120[3]Increase 62.2%
Rank 391 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 18th Avenue: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next south Bay Parkway: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation

20th Avenue is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Brooklyn on 20th Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets. It is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (18th Avenue)
Reversible express "N" train "W" train do not stop here →
Center track Trackbed
Southbound local No service (Bay Parkway)
Side platform, being renovated until 2018
West end of platforms

This open-cut station opened on June 22, 1915.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms, but the two center express tracks are not normally used. The Coney Island-bound track has been disconnected from the line and the Manhattan-bound track is signaled for trains in both directions. Both platforms are carved within the Earth's crust and made of concrete. They have beige walls and blue-green columns and the station signs are in the standard black plates in white lettering. There are also some non-working old lights and 1960s-era benches.

The station had fallen into serious disrepair in the early 2000s

By September 2013, the Coney Island-bound tracks had been replaced with a new trackbed and rubber board protection. From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[4][5][6][7] The Coney Island-bound platforms closed on July 31, 2017, with an expected reopening in Fall 2018.[8][9]


This station has one entrance/exit towards the east (railroad south) end. Two staircases from each platform go up to an enclosed concrete crossover before a set of doors lead to the waiting area of the stucco and tile station house. Outside the turnstile bank, there is a token booth and a set of doors leading to the east side of the 20th Avenue overpass/tunnel above the platforms and tracks.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
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  7. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bensonhurst" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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