50th Street station (BMT West End Line)

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 50 Street
 "D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
50th Street BMT Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address50th Street & New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBorough Park
Coordinates40°38′10″N 73°59′42″W / 40.63611°N 73.99498°W / 40.63611; -73.99498Coordinates: 40°38′10″N 73°59′42″W / 40.63611°N 73.99498°W / 40.63611; -73.99498
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT West End Line
Services      D all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B11
Bus transport Private Transportation Co.: B110
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 24, 1916 (103 years ago) (1916-06-24)
Station code061[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)986,060[2]Decrease 2.6%
Rank365 out of 425
Station succession
Next northFort Hamilton Parkway: D all times
Next south55th Street: D all times

50th Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 50th Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "D" train toward Norwood–205th Street ()
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue ()
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, station agent,
MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Entrance/exit
Southwestern street stair

This elevated station, opened on June 24, 1916,[3][4] has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used.

The platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green frames at their center and waist-high black steel fences at either ends. They are offset as the Manhattan-bound platform is more to the north than the Coney Island-bound one and both have electrical distribution rooms at either ends.

Exits[edit]

The station's only entrance is via an elevated station house beneath the tracks that has four street stairs, two to either side of New Utrecht Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. The station house has cherry red doors, a clad wood trim exterior, and beige interior. There are also glass block windows and heaters. The fare control consists of a token booth, turnstile bank, waiting area, and two staircases to each platform at their center.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Realty Boom Is Predicted for Borough Park Section". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 24, 1916. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Parade, Pageant Mark Celebration: Borough Park Civic Bodies and School Children Join in Festivities: West End Line Opened: First Train From Manhattan Over New "L" Extension of Dual System to Sixty-Second Street". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 24, 1916. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.

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