20th Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||20th Avenue & 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
|Line||BMT Sea Beach Line|
|Services||N (all times)
W (selected rush-hour trips)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||June 22, 1915 |
|Passengers (2016)||409,416 68%|
|Rank||411 out of 422|
|Next north||18th Avenue: N W|
|Next south||Bay Parkway: temporarily 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 agent, MetroCard vending machines
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (18th Avenue)|
|Reversible express||do not stop here →|
|Center track||→ Trackbed|
|Southbound local||→ No service (Bay Parkway)|
|Side platform, being renovated until 2018|
This open-cut station opened on June 22, 1915. 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.
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. The Coney Island-bound platforms closed on July 31, 2017, with an expected reopening in Fall 2018.
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.
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- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
- "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "9 Brooklyn N train stations to shut down for 14 months". am New York. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- Katinas, Paula (December 18, 2014). "Commuter headache: MTA to renovate N train stations". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "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.
- DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
- "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
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