Beverley Road (BMT Brighton Line)

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This article is about the subway station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. For the station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line, see Beverly Road (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line).
Beverley Road
"Q" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Bevbmtstahouse.jpg
Station statistics
Address Beverly Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Ditmas Park, Flatbush
Coordinates 40°38′41″N 73°57′52″W / 40.644625°N 73.964472°W / 40.644625; -73.964472Coordinates: 40°38′41″N 73°57′52″W / 40.644625°N 73.964472°W / 40.644625; -73.964472
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Brighton Line
Services       Q all times (all times)
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened original station: c. 1900
Rebuilt current station: 1907; 110 years ago (1907)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 899,663[1]Increase 7.2%
Rank 371 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Church Avenue: Q all times
Next south Cortelyou Road: Q all times

Beverley Road Subway Station (BRT pre-Dual System)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001024[2]
Added to NRHP July 17, 2004

Beverley Road is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. It is located over a private right-of-way at Beverly Road between Marlborough Road/East 15th Street and East 16th Street in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn. It is served by the Q train at all times.[3]

History[edit]

Track layout
to Church Av
to Cortelyou Rd

The original station at this location was opened around 1900 as a two-track street-level side platform station running south from a grade crossing at Beverley Road. The station was established to serve the then-new upscale planned community of Prospect Park South. The current station house and below-grade platforms were completed at the end of 1907, and have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.[4]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Beverley Road, along with those at six other stations on the Brighton Line, were lengthened to 615 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 60-foot IND cars, or a nine-car train of 67-foot BMT cars.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Street House, Entrance/Exit
station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "Q" train toward 96th Street (Church Avenue)
Northbound express "B" train does not stop here
Southbound express "B" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "Q" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Cortelyou Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Looking south toward Cortelyou Road station

This open-cut station has four tracks and two side platforms, typical for a New York City Subway local station.[6]

This station is spelled with three "e"s, unlike its Nostrand Avenue IRT counterpart, which is spelled with two, reflecting the original spelling of the street's name. The 1907 station-house was the focus of an early 1990s in-house renovation. Sitting on the open-cut portion of the Brighton Line, another gentle curve to the right is at the far north end along with clearly visible platform extensions, allowing passengers to watch trains between Church Avenue and Newkirk Plaza.

Exit[edit]

The station's sole entrance is through a station house at Beverly Road between East 15th and East 16th Streets.[7] The station-house features artwork called Garden Stops by Patsy Norvell, which has etched images of leaves on the glass windows inside fare control facing the south. The artwork can be seen from both inside the mezzanine and while standing on either platform to the south; this artwork is also visible at the neighboring Cortelyou Road station.[8] Colors at this station are green and beige.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Q Subway Timetable, Effective January 1, 2017" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Structure #04001024)
  5. ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965. 
  6. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Flatbush" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  8. ^ http://culturenow.org/entry&permalink=04717&seo=Garden-Stops_Patsy-Norvell-and-MTA-Arts-For-Transit

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