Cortelyou Road (BMT Brighton Line)

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Cortelyou Road
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Cortelyou Road - Coney Island Bound Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Cortelyou Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Ditmas Park, Flatbush
Coordinates 40°38′30″N 73°57′51″W / 40.641597°N 73.9643°W / 40.641597; -73.9643Coordinates: 40°38′30″N 73°57′51″W / 40.641597°N 73.9643°W / 40.641597; -73.9643
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Brighton Line
Services       Q all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: B103, BM1, BM2, BM4
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened original station: c. 1900
Rebuilt current station: 1907; 109 years ago (1907)
Former/other names Avenue C
Passengers (2015) 1,961,144[1]Increase 8.5%
Rank 253 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Beverley Road: Q all times
Next south Newkirk Plaza: Q all times

Cortelyou Road is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway, located at Cortelyou 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. The Cortelyous were an old New Netherlands family whose immigrant ancestor arrived in 1652. The road and station are named for George B. Cortelyou, who served as Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Postmaster General, and finally Treasury Secretary, under President Theodore Roosevelt.


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 Avenue C. The station was established to serve the business commercial area of Avenue C, a major thoroughfare which boasted the only east-west streetcar line between Church Avenue in Flatbush and Sheepshead Bay. The current station house and below-grade platforms were completed at the end of 1907. At the same time, the station was renamed from Avenue C to Cortelyou Road.

Rehabilitation work on the platforms was performed in 2013.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Street House, Entrance/Exit
station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard weekdays, 57th Street–Seventh Avenue weekends (Beverley Road)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg does not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg does not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Newkirk Plaza)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Station house, with Beverley Road in the distance.

The station's sole entrance is through a station house at Cortelyou Road between East 15th and East 16th Streets.[3] 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 Beverley Road station.[4]

The station physically resembles the nearby Beverley Road station as the layout and station-house are both the same. There are some differences, however. This station has blue columns while Beverley Road has green, there is a signal house for New York City Transit use on the north end that replicates the station-house across the street, and the location of the station-house in relation to the platforms, is slightly to the north compared to the same location at Beverley Road. Colors at this station are green and beige.


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