Forest Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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 Forest Avenue
 "M" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Forest Avenue - Platform.jpg
Station statistics
AddressForest Avenue & Putnam Avenue
Queens, NY 11385
Coordinates40°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
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services      M all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: B13, B20, Q58
Bus transport MTA Bus: Q39, QM24, QM25
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
OpenedAugust 9, 1915; 103 years ago (1915-08-09)
ClosedJuly 1, 2017; 18 months ago (2017-07-01) (temporary line closure)
ReopenedSeptember 1, 2017; 16 months ago (2017-09-01)
Station code110[1]
Passengers (2017)796,742[2]Decrease 12.9%
Rank381 out of 425
Station succession
Next eastFresh Pond Road: M all times
Next westSeneca Avenue: 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
Northwestern stairs
Platform level
Westbound "M" train toward Forest Hills weekdays, Essex Street weekends,
"M" train Myrtle Avenue nights (Seneca Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound "M" train toward Middle Village (Fresh Pond Road)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
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.

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.[3] There was also an exit at the west end that led to Woodward Avenue.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ridgewood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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