Bay Ridge Avenue (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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Bay Ridge Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Bay Ridge Avenue - Uptown Platform.jpg
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Bay Ridge Avenue & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bay Ridge
Coordinates 40°38′1.24″N 74°1′25.87″W / 40.6336778°N 74.0238528°W / 40.6336778; -74.0238528Coordinates: 40°38′1.24″N 74°1′25.87″W / 40.6336778°N 74.0238528°W / 40.6336778; -74.0238528
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       R all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened January 15, 1916 (99 years ago) (1916-01-15)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 2,597,559[2]Increase 2.9%
Rank 187 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 59th Street: R all times
Next south 77th Street: R all times

Bay Ridge Avenue is a station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Bay Ridge Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It is served by the R train at all times.

This station has two tracks and two side platforms with space for an additional trackway under the northbound platform. The station's mezzanine is above the platforms with two staircases leading to each. Outside of the turnstile bank and token booth, two staircases lead to either southern corners of Bay Ridge and Fourth Avenues.

The 95th Street-bound platform has an additional exit-only near the north end. A single-platform level turnstile leads to a small landing, where a double-flight staircase goes up to the northwest corner of 68th Street and Fourth Avenue.

This underground station, opened on January 15, 1916,[1]

This station was overhauled in the late 1970s, which included fixing the station's structure and overall appearance. The original trim lines were replaced with gray and blue cinderblock tiles. The staircases were repaired and new platform edges were installed.

The blue cinderblock field contains the station signs and white text pointing to the exits. The landing in the exit-only is the only area in the station that contains the original 1915 trim line with "B.R." tiled on it.

Only the 95th Street-bound platform has columns. All are painted blue and except towards either ends (where the platform was extended to accommodate ten-car trains). Those are in the standard I-beams. All columns have "Bay Ridge Av" signs on them.

The station is built on the west side of Fourth Avenue due to plans for a possible extension of the express tracks south of 59th Street.[3] As a result of the possibility of the extension of the express tracks, there is space underneath the northbound platform for an additional trackway at this station for the Bay Ridge-bound express track. This also can be found at 77th Street. Further evidence of the provisions for tracks on the east side of Fourth Avenue can be seen north of this station, where the subway is carried in the lower deck of a bridge (Fourth Avenue) over the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch cut.[4] On this cut it can be seen that the bridge has four trackways of which only the western two are used. The tunnel leading up to each side of the bridge was built for two tracks only.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue, (36th Street late nights) (59th Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (77th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

External links[edit]

68th Street's Exit-Only staircase