Forest Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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Forest Avenue
"M" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Forest Avenue - Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Forest Avenue & Putnam Avenue
Queens, NY 11385
Borough Queens
Locale Ridgewood
Coordinates 40°42′17″N 73°54′07″W / 40.704619°N 73.901982°W / 40.704619; -73.901982Coordinates: 40°42′17″N 73°54′07″W / 40.704619°N 73.901982°W / 40.704619; -73.901982
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services       M all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B13, B20, Q58
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q39, QM24, QM25
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 9, 1915; 101 years ago (1915-08-09)
Passengers (2015) 1,317,289[1]Increase 6.6%
Rank 325 out of 422
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
M all times

Forest Avenue is a station on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. The station is served by the M train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Fresh Pond Rd
to Seneca Av
Northwestern stairs
Platform level
Westbound "M" train toward 71st Avenue (weekdays), Essex Street (weekends), Myrtle Avenue (late nights) (Seneca Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound "M" train toward Metropolitan Avenue (Fresh Pond Road)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

Forest Avenue has two tracks and an island platform. The canopy is metal while the mezzanine under the station is wood. West of the station, there is space for a center track.

Forest Avenue Station was originally built in 1915 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, along with two other nearby stations. The Myrtle Avenue Elevated line was already extended to Middle Village nine years earlier. The station was acquired by Brooklyn Manhattan Transit Company in 1923, and later by the New York City Board of Transportation in 1940.


The only open exit is at the east end of the station. Stairs from the platform lead down to a mezzanine below the tracks, from which two stairs lead to the western side of Forest Avenue on opposite sides of the intersection of Fairview and Putnam Avenues.[2] There was also an exit at the west end that led to Woodward Avenue.


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ridgewood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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