Bergen Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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For the station actually at Bergen Street and Smith Street, see Bergen Street (IND Culver Line).
Bergen Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Bergen Street & Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′51″N 73°58′30″W / 40.680833°N 73.97511°W / 40.680833; -73.97511Coordinates: 40°40′51″N 73°58′30″W / 40.680833°N 73.97511°W / 40.680833; -73.97511
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights (late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B41, B65, B67
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened October 10, 1920 (96 years ago) (1920-10-10)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,210,571[2]Decrease 2.1%
Rank 339 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights
Next south Grand Army Plaza: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights

Bergen Street is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway, located at Bergen Street and Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It is served by the 2 and 3 trains, the latter of which is replaced by the 4 train during late nights.

History[edit]

Track layout
to Atlantic Av
to Grand Army Plz

On October 10, 1920, three stations that were not ready to be opened with the rest of the line, at Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum, were opened.[3]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Bergen Street, along with those at four other stations on the Eastern Parkway Line, were lengthened to 525 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 51-foot IRT cars.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield–241st Street (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem–148th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn late nights) (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)
Curtain wall
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here
Northbound Brighton Line NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg do not stop here (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)
Southbound Brighton Line NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg do not stop here (Seventh Avenue)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here →
Curtain wall
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College–Flatbush Avenue (Grand Army Plaza)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Grand Army Plaza)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station contains six tracks and two side platforms: the outermost tracks are used by the IRT local trains. To the inside are the IRT express tracks, which slant upward to the inside of the outer local tracks. In between the express tracks are the BMT Brighton Line tracks. Those routes were built at the same time as the tracks at this station as part of the Dual Contracts. A full curtain wall separates the local from the express tracks.

Both platforms have their original mosaics. The name tablets read "BERGEN ST." in gold Times New Roman font on a blue background and multi-layered green border. The trim line is green with "B" tablets on them on a blue background at regular intervals. At either ends of both platforms, where they were extended in 1964–1965,[4] there are cinderblock tiles with signs reading "BERGEN ST" in sans serif font on a maroon background.

The platforms only have columns at the fare control areas and they are i-beam columns painted green.

Exits[edit]

Each platform has one same-level fare control area at the center and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The Manhattan-bound platform has the full-time turnstile bank and token booth and two staircases going up to either eastern corners of Bergen Street and Flatbush Avenue. The southbound platform's fare control area is unstaffed, containing a bank of three regular turnstiles, two exit-only turnstiles, and two High Entry/Exit Turnstiles. Outside fare control are two staircases going up to the southwest corner of Flatbush Avenue and Bergen Street and a passageway leading to another staircase going up to the northwest corner.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The station was featured in one of the opening scenes in the movie Jacob's Ladder (1990).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Subway Stations Opened: Last Three in Eastern Parkway Branch of I.R.T. Put Into Service". New York Times. October 11, 1920. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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