Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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For the station actually at Eastern Parkway & Snediker Avenue, see Eastern Parkway (BMT Fulton Street Line).
Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum IRT Eastern Parkway 7.JPG
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Washington Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Prospect Heights
Coordinates 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275Coordinates: 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275
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)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
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) 1,676,659[2]Increase 0.7%
Rank 287 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Grand Army Plaza: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights
Next south Franklin Avenue: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights

Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains, the latter of which is replaced by the 4 train during late nights. The name of the station was originally intended to be Institute Park.

History[edit]

Track layout
to Grand Army Plz
to Franklin Av

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 Eastern Parkway, 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 (Grand Army Plaza)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem–148th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn late nights) (Grand Army Plaza)
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Franklin Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Franklin Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here →

There are two local tracks with two side platforms. The express tracks pass underneath the station and are not visible from the platforms.[5] A large mosaic displays Eastern Parkway and the Brooklyn Museum. On the platforms and the eastern mezzanine are abstract art paintings, created in 1991 by artist Pat Steir and collectively called the Brueghel Series.[6] There is an emergency exit from the express level at the south end of each platform. There is an unused western mezzanine containing turnstiles and a token booth with a door hidden in the tiles; the entrance to this mezzanine has been removed on street level.

Exits[edit]

The only two exits to this station are from the east mezzanine:[7]

  • Eastern Parkway, south side in front of Brooklyn Museum
  • Eastern Parkway, north side mall across the street from Brooklyn Museum

This station is one of 100 Key Stations the MTA plans to make ADA-accessible by 2020.[8] The 2016-2019 Capital Program allocates $32.2 million towards this project.[9]

Image gallery[edit]

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. ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965. 
  5. ^ Brooklyn IRT: Map 2, Brooklyn IRT Dual Contracts
  6. ^ Brooklyn IRT: Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  8. ^ mta.info-2016-2019 Capital Program, page 69
  9. ^ mta.info-2016-2019 Capital Program, page 176

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