Fort Hamilton Parkway (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 Fort Hamilton Parkway
 "N" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
FHP plat Seabeach BMT jeh.JPG
Coney Island-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Fort Hamilton Parkway & 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst, Sunset Park
Coordinates 40°37′55.56″N 74°0′23.49″W / 40.6321000°N 74.0065250°W / 40.6321000; -74.0065250Coordinates: 40°37′55.56″N 74°0′23.49″W / 40.6321000°N 74.0065250°W / 40.6321000; -74.0065250
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: B16
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 102 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code 072[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 554,051[3]Decrease 74.4%
Rank 404 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Eighth Avenue: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next south New Utrecht Avenue: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation

Fort Hamilton Parkway is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway 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
to 8 Av
A Coney Island-bound N train stops at the station
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 (Eighth Avenue)
Reversible express "N" train "W" train do not stop here →
Center track Trackbed
Southbound local No service (New Utrecht Avenue)
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 northbound platform has metal canopies while the southbound platform has concrete walls and roof.

At this point, the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch runs alongside north of the line.

From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[4][5][6] The Coney Island-bound platforms closed on July 31, 2017, with an expected reopening in Fall 2018.[7][8]

Exits[edit]

Each end has a crossover. The full-time west exit leads to Fort Hamilton Parkway and 62nd Street while the HEET east exit leads to 11th Avenue and 62nd–63rd Streets. The distance between 11th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway makes the platforms much longer than a typical "B" Division train. The station house's construction is stucco with tile interior.[9]

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. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  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. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

External links[edit]

The 11th Avenue station house