36th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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36th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
36th Street - Uptown Platform.jpg
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address 36th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Sunset Park
Coordinates 40°39′16″N 74°00′16″W / 40.65445°N 74.00455°W / 40.65445; -74.00455Coordinates: 40°39′16″N 74°00′16″W / 40.65445°N 74.00455°W / 40.65445; -74.00455
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       D all times (all times)
      N all times (all times)
      R all times (all times)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (100 years ago) (1915-06-22)
Passengers (2014) 3,970,318[1]Increase 3.8%
Rank 123 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 25th Street (local): D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (express): D all except late nights N all except late nights
(Terminal): R late nights only
Next south 45th Street (local): N late nights R all except northbound late nights
59th Street (express): N all except late nights R northbound late nights
Ninth Avenue (West End): D all times
Ninth Avenue (Culver): no regular service

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.

36th Street is an express station with four tracks and two island platforms. R trains provide local service, while D and N trains run express (except during nights when they replace R trains). During nights, this station is the northern terminal for the R shuttle to Bay Ridge – 95th Street. South of here, N and R 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.

This station opened on June 22, 1915.[2][2]

The station was overhauled from 1996 to 1998. 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.

Proposed subway under 40th Street[edit]

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,[3] 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. There was a mezzanine somewhere south of the present station, which was "stranded" when the present ramps from the West End Line were built and the station was extended northward.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood – 205th Street, NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (25th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (25th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood – 205th Street (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center )
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg alighting passengers only (late nights)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via West End (Ninth Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (59th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (Ninth Avenue (D) or 45th Street (N))
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (45th Street)

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". http://bklyn.newspapers.com. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjuw5I22To&feature=related The bellmouth can be seen at 58 seconds (0:58) into this video, just before the 36th Street Station.

External links[edit]

Media related to 36th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons