25th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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For the demolished station actually at 36th Street & Fifth Avenue, see 36th Street (BMT Fifth Avenue Line).
25th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
25th Street BMT Fourth Avenue 1279.JPG
Platform towards Bay Ridge
Station statistics
Address 25th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Greenwood Heights
Coordinates 40°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
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT 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 connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B63 (on Fifth Avenue)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (101 years ago) (1915-06-22)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,221,949[2]Decrease 4.2%
Rank 338 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Prospect Avenue: D late nights N late nights R all times W limited rush hour service only
Next south 36th Street: D late nights N late nights R all times W 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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Prospect Av
to 36 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (Whitehall Street late nights) (Prospect Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward 205th Street, NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Prospect Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward Ditmars Boulevard (rush hours) (Prospect Avenue)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward 95th Street (36th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (36th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward 86th Street–Gravesend rush hours (36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Original mosaic tiles

This underground station, opened on June 22, 1915,[3][3] has four tracks and two side platforms. Black and white curtain walls separate the express tracks from the local tracks.

The platforms are column-less 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. These columns are I-beams and are painted cream colored.

This station was overhauled in the late 1970s and most of the original platform name tablets and trim lines were replaced with cinderblock tiling. The tiles are all white except for where the station's name and directional signs are. Here, they are colored orange. 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.


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.[4]


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ 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 29 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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