Eighth Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Eighth Avenue & 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
|Line||BMT Sea Beach Line|
|Services||N (all times)
W (selected rush-hour trips)
|Transit connections||New York City Bus: B9 (on 60th Street), B70|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; currently undergoing renovations for ADA access|
|Passengers (2016)||4,586,559 20.8%|
|Rank||105 out of 422|
|Next north||59th Street: N W|
|Next south||Fort Hamilton Parkway: temporarily closed for renovation
Bay Parkway: N W (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 agent, MetroCard vending machines
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (59th Street)|
|Reversible express||→ toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Bay Parkway) →
→ 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. 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.
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). 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. 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. The project to make the station ADA-accessible will be completed in December 2018.
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.
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.:129
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eighth Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line).|
- nycsubway.org – BMT Sea Beach Line: 8th Avenue
- Station Reporter — N train
- The Subway Nut — 8th Avenue Pictures
- Eighth Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Uptown & Temporary Platforms from Google Maps Street View