Fort Hamilton Parkway (IND Culver Line)

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Fort Hamilton Parkway
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
Ft Hamilton F NYC Subway Station by David Shankbone.JPG
Station statistics
Address Fort Hamilton Parkway & Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Windsor Terrace
Coordinates 40°39′5.24″N 73°58′33.08″W / 40.6514556°N 73.9758556°W / 40.6514556; -73.9758556Coordinates: 40°39′5.24″N 73°58′33.08″W / 40.6514556°N 73.9758556°W / 40.6514556; -73.9758556
Division B (IND)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: B103
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 7, 1933; 83 years ago (1933-10-07)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,792,239[2]Increase 3.6%
Rank 272 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 15th Street – Prospect Park: F all times G all times
Next south Church Avenue: F all times G all times

Fort Hamilton Parkway is a local station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the F and G trains at all times.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg toward Jamaica–179th Street (15th Street–Prospect Park)
NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg toward Court Square (15th Street–Prospect Park)
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Church Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg toward Church Avenue (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3
Express tracks
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Track layout
to 15 St
to Church Av
NE stair
South ramp

There are two local tracks and two side platforms. The unused express tracks run under the station and are not visible from the platforms. The tile band is orange-yellow with a medium red-brown border; the tablets are set in the reverse of this color scheme. Several replacement tiles in bright orange-red have been observed.

South of this station, on the express tracks on the lower level, there are bellmouths for a proposed subway line along Fort Hamilton Parkway and/or the parallel Tenth Avenue. After diverging into two lines at around 65th Street, the mainline would have terminated at 86th Street in Bay Ridge, and the other line would travel west from the mainline towards a partially-built tunnel to Staten Island. An alternate plan proposed a connection to the BMT West End Line at New Utrecht Avenue. These lines were planned as part of the IND Second System.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

The IND Culver Line's Church Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations were the last underground stations to get fluorescent lighting on platform level, which replaced the incandescent lighting in 1987.

Exits[edit]

The full-time, northern entrance is by Greenwood and Prospect Avenues, with two street staircases and a block-long passageway northward to the northeast corner of Prospect Avenue and Reeve Place for one additional street staircase. There is a closed staircase that would have led to a fare control area at platform level at the Manhattan-bound side. This area is gated shut, and about half of the space is taken by station facilities with additional tiles.[11]

The south end exit is to Fort Hamilton Parkway and has full-time HEET access and a former booth. The only exit at this end is a ramp (no staircase) that runs along the western side of the Prospect Expressway, up and down a small hill. This exit replaced the original 1933 staircase exit, when Robert Moses built the expressway. From the mezzanine area, one can see the variation in tile colors and styles when the new entrance was added in 1962, coinciding with the opening of the expressway. This can be seen when facing the ramp.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ Joseph B. Raskin (November 1, 2013). The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System. Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0-8232-5369-2. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Roger P. Roess; Gene Sansone (August 23, 2012). The Wheels That Drove New York: A History of the New York City Transit System. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 416–417. ISBN 978-3-642-30484-2. 
  5. ^ "Suggested Rapid Transit Lines in Richmond Borough". historicrichmondtown.org. Historic Richmond Town. 1930. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ "DC: A Tunnel from SI to Brooklyn?". Daniel Convissor. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Transit Progress on Staten Island". The New York Times. April 19, 1931. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "City Rapid Transit Urged in Richmond". The New York Times. April 19, 1932. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "New Yorkers Urge Loan For Tunnel". The New York Times. Washington, D.C. September 22, 1932. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Vogel to Press for West End L, Culver Links". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 14, 1940. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Flatbush" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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