25th Street station (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
Platform towards Bay Ridge
|Address||25th Street & Fourth Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11232
|Line||BMT Fourth Avenue Line|
|Services||D (late nights) |
N (late nights)
R (all times)
W (limited rush hour service only)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B63 (on Fifth Avenue); B37 (on Third Avenue)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|Opposite-direction transfer available||No|
|Passengers (2018)||1,149,469 16.3%|
|Rank||333 out of 424|
|Next north||Prospect Avenue: D N R W|
|Next south||36th Street: D N R W|
25th Street is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 25th Street and Fourth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, it is served by the R train at all times. The D and N trains also stop here during late nights, and a few rush-hour W trains stop here in the peak direction.
This station was overhauled in the late 1970s. The original trim lines were replaced with white cinderblock tiles, except for small recesses in the walls, which contain orange-painted cinderblock tiles. The staircases were repaired and new platform edges were installed. The orange cinderblock field contains the station-name signs and white text pointing to the exits. The renovation also replaced incandescent lighting with fluorescent lighting. The trim line is still visible in the fare control areas behind the token booth and MetroCard Vending Machines. It is in the standard BMT format with "25" number tablets in it at regular intervals.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (Whitehall Street late nights) (Prospect Avenue)|
← toward Norwood–205th Street late nights (Prospect Avenue)
← late nights, rush hours toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Prospect Avenue)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local|| toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (36th Street) → |
via West End, via Sea Beach toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue late nights (36th Street) →
toward 86th Street–Gravesend rush hours (36th Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
The platforms have no columns except for a section at the extreme north ends where they were extended from their original length to accommodate the current standard B Division train length of 600 feet. The ceiling in this area is lower. These columns are I-beams and are painted cream colored.
On the platforms, street signs and arrows leading to the station's exits are painted white on the orange wall tiles.
Each platform has a same-level fare control area in the center. As a result, there is no free transfer between directions. Each fare control area has a turnstile bank, token booth, and single street stair. The staircase on the Bay Ridge-bound platform goes up to the southwest corner of 25th Street and Fourth Avenue while the one on the Manhattan-bound side goes up to the southeast corner.
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- "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 – via Newspapers.com.
- Cox, Jeremiah (June 5, 2009). "The 25 in the trimline of the station entrance". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
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- Cox, Jeremiah (June 5, 2009). "The Zebra stipes conductors stop boards in the middle of the basically bare Brooklyn-bound platform at 25 Street". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- Cox, Jeremiah (June 5, 2009). "Another view of the portion of 25 Street's platform that was added later, with its cream colored columns and very low ceiling". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- Cox, Jeremiah (June 5, 2009). "A 25 Street sign above a painted arrow that points towards the station exit, on an orange portion of the platform wall". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- Cox, Jeremiah (June 5, 2009). "Looking out to the fare control area for the Brooklyn-bound platform at 25 Street. The area is quite small with a single staircase up to the street and a narrow token booth". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
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