45th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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45th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
45th Street - Uptown Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 45th Street & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Sunset Park
Coordinates 40°38′58.01″N 74°0′33.77″W / 40.6494472°N 74.0093806°W / 40.6494472; -74.0093806Coordinates: 40°38′58.01″N 74°0′33.77″W / 40.6494472°N 74.0093806°W / 40.6494472; -74.0093806
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       N late nights (late nights)
      R all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City 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)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2015) 2,321,241[3]Decrease 0.1%
Rank 213 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 36th Street: N late nights R all times
Next south 53rd Street: N late nights R all times

45th Street is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at 45th Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the R train at all times and the N train during late nights only.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 36 St
to 53 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward 71st Avenue (Whitehall Street late nights) (36th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Ditmars Boulevard late nights (36th Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg does not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg does not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (53rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue late nights (53rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Eastern street stair

This underground station, opened on June 22, 1915,[1] has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center tracks are used by N trains during daytime hours. The platforms are offset as the Manhattan-bound platform is more to the north than the Bay Ridge-bound one.[4]

This station was overhauled in the late 1970s. The Transit Authority repaired the station's structure and appearance, particularly the staircases and platform edges. The overhaul also replaced the original wall tiles, trim line, signs, and incandescent lighting with cinder block tiles (colored gray with dark gray indentation), black and white signs, and fluorescent lights.

On the platforms, street signs and arrows leading to the station's exits are painted white on the wall tiles. Columns run along the entire length of both platforms and are painted dark blue. Every other column has a "45 Street" sign on it in black with white text. All are round except for the ones near the staircases to the station's main entrance, which was where the platforms were extended in the 1960s. These columns are I-beams.


The station's main entrance is a mezzanine above the platforms and tracks at the south end. It has two staircases to the Manhattan-bound platform and one to the Bay Ridge-bound one at the extreme south end, a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the northern corners of 45th Street and 4th Avenue.[5] The mezzanine contains some of the original mosaic directional and arrow signs. The one by the staircases to the southbound platform says "Down Town trains" while the one by the Manhattan-bound platform staircases says "Up Town Trains."

The southbound platform formerly had an exit-only at the center that led to 46th Street. Evidence of this includes a gated door on the platform wall and adjacent "EXIT" signs.


  1. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". https://www.newspapers.com. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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