Bay 50th Street (BMT West End Line)

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Not to be confused with 50th Street (BMT West End Line).
Bay 50th Street
"D" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Bay 50th WestEnd.jpeg
Manhattan bound platform
Station statistics
Address Bay 50th Street & Stillwell Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°35′21″N 73°59′03″W / 40.589279°N 73.984122°W / 40.589279; -73.984122Coordinates: 40°35′21″N 73°59′03″W / 40.589279°N 73.984122°W / 40.589279; -73.984122
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B64
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened December 21, 1917 (99 years ago) (1917-12-21)
Passengers (2015) 872,953[1]Decrease 1.3%
Rank 375 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 25th Avenue: D all times
Next south Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue: D all times

Bay 50th Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Bay 50th Street and Stillwell Avenue in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times. It is in front of the campus of John Dewey High School and has been adopted by its students as part of the New York City Transit Authority's Adopt-a-Station Program.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Bay Pkwy
to 25 Av
to CI Yard
to CI Yard
to Stillwell Av
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "D" train toward Norwood – 205th Street (25th Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "D" train toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. The station opened in 1917 as part of the West End elevated structure, which was built by the BMT as part of the Dual Contracts expansion in the 1910s. Platform extensions dating back to the 1960s are visible to the north on the northbound platform and to the south on the southbound platform, providing views of the Coney Island Complex. Track leads from the West End Line to the Coney Island Complex are located both north and south of this station. An abandoned railroad tower is located above the center of the northbound platform; it has been replaced by a modern tower, about 20 feet to the south. South of this station, the center track merges with the other two tracks.

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


There are two exit points, each with one stairway to each side of Stillwell Avenue: one at both northern corners of Harway Avenue at the station's extreme south end, and the other at both southern corners of Bay 50th Street in the middle.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Bay 50th Street was the starting point of the classic chase sequence in the 1971 movie The French Connection.



  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. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Coney Island" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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