86th Street (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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86th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Gravesend-86th BMT jeh.JPG
South end
Station statistics
Address 86th Street & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°35′33.56″N 73°58′41.74″W / 40.5926556°N 73.9782611°W / 40.5926556; -73.9782611Coordinates: 40°35′33.56″N 73°58′41.74″W / 40.5926556°N 73.9782611°W / 40.5926556; -73.9782611
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B1, B4
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (100 years ago) (1915-06-22)[1]
Former/other names Gravesend – 86th Street
Passengers (2014) 837,472[2]Increase 4.5%
Rank 379 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Avenue U: N all times
Next south Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue: N all times

86th Street is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 86th Street and West Seventh Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn. This station is served by the N train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Station house to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (Avenue U)
Northbound express  No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both are available for rerouted trains. To the south of the station, the four tracks merge into two tracks and there is a connection to the Coney Island Complex. As of 2013, the Manhattan and Coney Island express tracks have been replaced with new track beds and new third rail protection boards.


The station opened on June 22, 1915, as part of an expanded Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company operation to Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue.[1] Between 2001 and 2005, the station was known as Gravesend – 86th Street when N trains originated/terminated here while the Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue terminal was reconstructed.

This station, along with eight others along the Sea Beach Line, is scheduled for a rehabilitation starting in 2015.[3] The Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed on January 18, 2016, with an expected reopening in spring 2017.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 

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