25th Street station (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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 25 Street
 "R" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
25th Street BMT Fourth Avenue 1279.JPG
Platform towards Bay Ridge
Station statistics
Address25th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
LocaleGreenwood Heights
Coordinates40°39′38″N 73°59′53″W / 40.6605°N 73.998°W / 40.6605; -73.998Coordinates: 40°39′38″N 73°59′53″W / 40.6605°N 73.998°W / 40.6605; -73.998
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services      D late nights (late nights)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all times (all times)
      W limited rush hour service only (limited rush hour service only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B63 (on Fifth Avenue); B37 (on Third Avenue)
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJune 22, 1915 (104 years ago) (1915-06-22)
Station code031[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
Passengers (2018)1,149,469[3]Decrease 16.3%
Rank333 out of 424
Station succession
Next northProspect Avenue: D late nightsN late nightsR all timesW limited rush hour service only
Next south36th Street: D late nightsN late nightsR all timesW limited rush hour service only

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 opened on June 22, 1915 as part of the initial portion of the BMT Fourth Avenue Line to 59th Street.[4]

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.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "R" train toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (Whitehall Street late nights) (Prospect Avenue)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street late nights (Prospect Avenue)
"N" train late nights, "W" train rush hours toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Prospect Avenue)
Northbound express "D" train "N" train do not stop here
Southbound express "D" train "N" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "R" train toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (36th Street)
"D" train via West End, "N" train via Sea Beach toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue late nights (36th Street)
"W" train toward 86th Street–Gravesend rush hours (36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Original mosaic tiles

This underground station has four tracks and two side platforms.[6] White tiled curtain walls separate the express tracks from the local tracks.[7]

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.[8]

On the platforms, street signs and arrows leading to the station's exits are painted white on the orange wall tiles.[9]


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.[10] 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.[11]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 5, 2009). "The 25 in the trimline of the station entrance". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.

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