55th Street (BMT West End Line)

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55th Street
"D" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
55 Street Station NYC.jpg
The 55th Street station in April 2015.
Station statistics
Address 55th Street & New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Borough Park
Coordinates 40°37′55″N 73°59′45″W / 40.631892°N 73.995709°W / 40.631892; -73.995709Coordinates: 40°37′55″N 73°59′45″W / 40.631892°N 73.995709°W / 40.631892; -73.995709
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B16
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 24, 1916 (100 years ago) (1916-06-24)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 595,157[1]Decrease 1.4%
Rank 400 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 50th Street: D all times
Next south 62nd Street: D all times

55th Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 55th Street and 13th Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 50 St
to 62 St
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "D" train toward Norwood – 205th Street (50th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "D" train toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (62nd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Southwestern street stair

This elevated station, opened on June 24, 1916,[2][3] has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. Both platforms have beige windscreens along the entire length and beige canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. The station signs are in the standard black plates in white lettering.

The station house was renovated as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005-09 Capital Construction Program. Square windows were installed in the mezzanine and chain link fences separate the street stairs with the platform ones.

Exits[edit]

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It has three staircases from the streets, one on the northeast corner of 55th Street and New Utrecht Avenue and two to either southern corners. Inside the station house, there is a token booth, turnstiles and two staircases to each platform at the center. The waiting area inside fare control allows free transfer between directions.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Realty Boom Is Predicted for Borough Park Section". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 24, 1916. Retrieved 16 September 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "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 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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