36th Street station (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||36th Street & Fourth Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11232
|Line||BMT Fourth Avenue Line|
|Services||D (all times) |
N (all times)
R (all times)
W (limited rush hour service only)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B70; B37 (on Third Avenue); B63 (on Fifth Avenue) B35 (on 39th St)|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned|
|Passengers (2018)||4,293,364 5.5%|
|Rank||109 out of 424|
|Next north||Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center (express): D N |
25th Street (local): D N R W
|Next south||Ninth Avenue (West End): D |
45th Street (local): N R W
59th Street (express): N
36th Street is an express station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at 36th Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the D, N and R trains at all times, as well as several W trains during rush hours.
The station was overhauled from 1996 to 1997. The changes included rebuilt staircases, retiled walls, new tiling on the floors, upgrading the station's lights, installing ADA yellow safety treads along the platform edge, new track-beds for local and express trains and also installing some artwork around the entrance.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Northbound local||← toward Norwood–205th Street (late nights) (25th Street)|
← late nights, rush hours toward Ditmars Boulevard (25th Street)
← toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (Whitehall Street late nights) (25th Street)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Northbound express||← toward Norwood–205th Street (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)|
← toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)
|Southbound express||→ toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via West End (Ninth Avenue) →|
→ toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (59th Street) →
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Southbound local||→ toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (Ninth Avenue (D) or 45th Street (N)) →|
→ toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (45th Street) →
→ toward 86th Street–Gravesend rush hours (45th Street) →
36th Street is an express station with four tracks and two island platforms. R and W trains provide local service, while D and N trains run express (except during nights when they run local). South of here, N, R, and W trains continue on Fourth Avenue, while D trains diverge east onto the BMT West End Line. This is one of two "36th Street" stations served by the R train; the other is 36th Street on the IND Queens Boulevard Line.
The station originally featured two mezzanines. The mezzanine in what is now the southern half of the station was originally the northern one. A second southern mezzanine was isolated and closed off when the original southern half of the station was closed to make way for the West End Line. However, it is still intact; it was converted to a signal relay room and can be reached by an intact stairway in the tunnel.
The station's only two exits are from the open northern mezzanine above the tracks at the very south end of the station. Outside fare control, two street stairs lead to the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and 36th Street. Another street stair leads to the northeast corner.
Proposed subway under 40th Street
There are three abandoned trackways south of 36th Street station. One trackway merges with the southbound local track, and the other two trackways are south of the tracks that ramp up to the BMT West End Line. The triple trackway ramps down to a lower level, under the mainline tracks, and curves slightly east before ending. On the main track level, a bellmouth going east is visible from a Manhattan-bound local train, just south of this station. When the subway was planned as part of the Triborough System, use of the South Brooklyn cut was not anticipated, and instead a four-track subway was to be built in 40th Street to reach the equivalent of the Culver and West End lines. The unused junction is to the east side of Fourth Avenue.
Nearby points of interest
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- "D Subway Timetable, Effective November 4, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
- "N Subway Timetable, Effective April 28, 2019" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
- "R Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- "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.
- Dougherty, Peter (2006) . Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
- Cox, Jeremiah (June 6, 2009). "The renovations plaque at 36th Street: Opened 1915, Renovated 1997". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjuw5I22To The bellmouth can be seen at 58 seconds (0:58) into this video, just before the 36th Street Station.
- Media related to 36th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org – BMT 4th Avenue Line: 36th Street
- Station Reporter — D Train
- Station Reporter — N Train
- Station Reporter — R Train
- The Subway Nut — 36th Street Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — 36th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
- 36th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platform from Google Maps Street View