Eighth Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 8 Avenue
 "N" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
8th Avenue - Sea Beach.jpg
Station statistics
Address Eighth Avenue & 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Sunset Park
Coordinates 40°38′4.41″N 74°0′38.5″W / 40.6345583°N 74.010694°W / 40.6345583; -74.010694Coordinates: 40°38′4.41″N 74°0′38.5″W / 40.6345583°N 74.010694°W / 40.6345583; -74.010694
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W selected rush-hour trips (selected rush-hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B9 (on 60th Street), B70
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 103 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code 071[2]
Accessible not ADA-accessible; currently undergoing renovations for ADA access
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 4,586,559[3]Increase 20.8%
Rank 105 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 59th Street: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next south Fort Hamilton Parkway: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation
Bay Parkway: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips (next stop due to construction)

Eighth Avenue is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street. It is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (59th Street)
Reversible express "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Bay Parkway)
"W" train toward Bay Parkway (Terminus)
temporary wooden side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local No service (Fort Hamilton Parkway)
Side platform, being renovated until 2018

This open-cut station opened on June 22, 1915.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms, but the two center express tracks are not normally used. The Coney Island-bound track has been disconnected from the line and the Manhattan-bound track is signaled for trains in both directions. Both platforms have beige concrete fences in the lower half and green metal windscreens in the upper half. Brown canopies with green support columns and frames run along the entire length and the station signs are at the standard black name plate in white Helvetica lettering.

The LIRR Bay Ridge Branch crosses underneath and is visible from the north end of the station.

Station house

This is the northernmost station on the Sea Beach Line. North of here, the Coney Island-bound express track dead ends while the Manhattan-bound express track merges with the local tracks as the line curves north and enters the tunnel into the BMT Fourth Avenue Line.

This station, along with eight others along the Sea Beach Line, is under renovations, which will include installation of two ADA-accessible elevators (original plans were to construct two wheelchair ramps to each platform).[4] The Manhattan-bound platform was closed from January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017 and a temporary platform was set up on the Coney Island express track for Manhattan-bound service.[5][6] The Coney Island-bound platform closed on July 31, 2017, with an expected reopening in Fall 2018. During this time, southbound trains use the northbound express track and the temporary platform.[7][8] The project to make the station ADA-accessible will be completed in December 2018.[9]

Exit[edit]

This station has one entrance at the extreme south end, which is a beige street-level station house on the Eighth Avenue overpass at 62nd Street above the platforms and tracks. A single staircase from each platform goes up to a crossover, where a set of doors lead to the waiting area above the station house. A turnstile bank leads to the token booth and exit doors.[10]

The station has another entrance at the extreme north end that leads to Seventh Avenue. It is currently closed, but will be reopened as a part of the Sea Beach Line rehabilitation. The two staircases from each platform and overpass above the tracks remain intact, and are currently being restored.[11][12]:129

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "New York City Transit and Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 13, 2017. p. 150. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ "T6041318 ADA Accessibility at 8th Avenue Station on the Sea Beach Line". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Jaeger, Max (July 1, 2014). "Crowded Sunset Park subway station to get second exit". Brooklyn Daily. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting April 2017" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Construction work