79th Street (BMT West End Line)

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79th Street
"D" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
79th Street - Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Address 79th Street & New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst
Coordinates 40°36′48″N 74°00′05″W / 40.61339°N 74.001514°W / 40.61339; -74.001514Coordinates: 40°36′48″N 74°00′05″W / 40.61339°N 74.001514°W / 40.61339; -74.001514
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 15, 1916 (100 years ago) (1916-09-15)
Passengers (2015) 2,043,471[1]Increase 0.1%
Rank 246 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 71st Street: D all times
Next south 18th Avenue: D all times

79th Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 79th Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 71 St
to 18 Av
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "D" train toward Norwood – 205th Street (71st Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "D" train toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (18th Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Eastern street stair

This elevated station, opened on September 15, 1916, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. The Manhattan-bound platform has a full beige windscreen and brown canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. The Coney Island-bound platform has a beige windscreen and brown canopies with green frames and support columns in the center and high mesh fences at either ends. The station signs are in the standard black plates with white lettering.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005–2009 Capital Construction Program calls for renovation of the stations on the West End Line, including 79th Street.

In 2012, the station was rehabilitated with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]


The station has two fare control areas, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the platforms and tracks. The full-time one is at the south end. A single staircase from each platform go down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to/from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to either northern corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 79th Street.[3]

The station's other fare control area towards the north end is un-staffed. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a landing around a now-closed station house. A single full height turnstile provides access to/from the station before another staircase goes down to either southern corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 77th Street.[3]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "MTA completes seven station rehabilitation projects along D Line". Railway Track & Structures. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bensonhurst" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Former exit-only turnstile