Bay Parkway (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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Bay Parkway
"N" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Bay Parkway Platform.jpg
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Bay Parkway & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst
Coordinates 40°36′46.39″N 73°58′55.17″W / 40.6128861°N 73.9819917°W / 40.6128861; -73.9819917Coordinates: 40°36′46.39″N 73°58′55.17″W / 40.6128861°N 73.9819917°W / 40.6128861; -73.9819917
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W selected rush-hour trips (selected rush-hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B6
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (101 years ago) (1915-06-22)[1]
Former/other names 22nd Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,298,369[2]Decrease 1.9%
Rank 216 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 20th Avenue: N all times W selected rush-hour trips
Next south Kings Highway: N all times W selected rush-hour trips

Bay Parkway (formerly known as 22nd Avenue) is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Bay Parkway and West Seventh Street. It is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 20 Av
to Kings Hwy
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (20th Avenue)
Northbound express No regular service
temporary wooden side platform, not in service
Southbound local "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Kings Highway)
"W" train toward 86th Street (Kings Highway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Bay Parkway Headhouse

This open-cut station, which opened on June 22, 1915,[1] has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used. The Coney Island-bound track has been disconnected from the line and the Manhattan-bound track is signaled for trains in both directions. Both platforms are carved into the Earth's crust with the concrete walls painted beige. Light green I-beam columns run along both platforms for the entire length with every other one having the standard black station name plate with white lettering.

As of 2012, all 3 tracks have been replaced with a new track bed and new track panels.[3] From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations and a temporary wooden platform was placed over the Coney Island-bound express track for the Manhattan-bound service.[4][5] 

Exits[edit]

This station has two entrances/exits at either extreme ends, both are which are station houses on the overpass above the tracks. The full-time one is at the west (railroad north) end. It has a single staircase from platform, a crossover, and waiting area. Outside the turnstiles, there is a token booth before doors lead out to Bay Parkway and 66th Street. The station house is made of tile and stucco and built within other businesses.[6]

The other station house at the south end is made of patchwork and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles. Inside fare control, there is a waiting area, crossover, and one staircase to each platform. The doors outside fare control lead to Avenue O.[6] The distance between Avenue O and Bay Parkway make the platforms much longer than the standard B Division train length of 600 feet.[citation needed]

References[edit]

The temporary middle platform in 2016
  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 June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bensonhurst" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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