20th Avenue (BMT West End Line)

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20th Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
20th Avenue (West End) Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Address 20th Avenue & 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst, Bath Beach
Coordinates 40°36′17″N 73°59′55″W / 40.6047°N 73.9985°W / 40.6047; -73.9985Coordinates: 40°36′17″N 73°59′55″W / 40.6047°N 73.9985°W / 40.6047; -73.9985
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B1
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 15, 1916 (100 years ago) (1916-09-15)
Passengers (2015) 1,592,525[1]Increase 1.8%
Rank 300 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 18th Avenue: D all times
Next south Bay Parkway: D all times

20th Avenue is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 20th Avenue and 86th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 18 Av
to Bay Pkwy
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood – 205th Street (18th Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Bay Parkway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Southwestern stair

This elevated station, which opened on September 15, 1916, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is not normally used. The Coney Island-bound platform is slightly to the south of the Manhattan-bound platform, which accounts for the locations where the platforms were extended in the 1960s.

Both platforms have beige windscreens along their entire length and brown canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. The exposed section of the platforms have black, full-height lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black station name plate with white lettering.

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


This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going down to all corners of 20th Avenue and 86th Street.[3]


  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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