Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street (New York City Subway)

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Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street
"F" train "G" train "R" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
4 Av- 9 St- Bridge.jpg
Station statistics
Address Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope, Gowanus
Coordinates 40°40′15.44″N 73°59′29.03″W / 40.6709556°N 73.9913972°W / 40.6709556; -73.9913972Coordinates: 40°40′15.44″N 73°59′29.03″W / 40.6709556°N 73.9913972°W / 40.6709556; -73.9913972
Division B (BMT/IND)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
IND Culver Line
Services       D late nights (late nights)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all times (all times)
      W limited rush hour service only (limited rush hour service only)
      F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B61; B37 (on Third Avenue)
Bus transport MTA Bus: B103
Levels 2
Station code 608[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 4,138,758 (station complex)[2]Decrease 1.4%
Rank 124 out of 422

Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated IND Culver Line and the underground BMT Fourth Avenue Line. It is located at the intersection of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn and served by the:

  • F, G and R trains at all times
  • D and N trains late nights
  • W train during rush hours only, with a few trips in the peak direction

Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "F" train toward Jamaica–179th Street (Smith–Ninth Streets)
"G" train toward Court Square (Smith–Ninth Streets)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "F" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Seventh Avenue)
"G" train toward Church Avenue (Seventh Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine Crossunder between platforms
Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 East Mezzanine Fare control for northbound trains, MetroCard vending machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "R" train toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (all times except late nights), Whitehall Street–South Ferry (late nights) (Union Street)
"D" train toward 205th Street, "N" train toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Union Street)
"W" train toward Ditmars Boulevard (rush hours) (Union Street)
Northbound express "D" train "N" train do not stop here (all times except late nights)
Southbound express "D" train "N" train do not stop here (all times except late nights) →
Southbound local "R" train toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (25th Street)
"D" train "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (25th Street)
"W" train toward 86th Street–Gravesend (rush hours) (25th Street)
Temporarily closed, no service: Prospect Avenue
Side platform, doors will open on the right
West Mezzanine Fare control for southbound trains, MetroCard vending machines

Exits[edit]

Exit location[3][4] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
West side of 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets Staircase 1 Southbound Fourth Avenue Line
Both Culver Line platforms
East side of 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets Staircase 1 Northbound Fourth Avenue Line
Both Culver Line platforms
NW corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street Staircase 1 Southbound Fourth Avenue Line
NE corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street Staircase 1 Northbound Fourth Avenue Line
NW corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street (in viaduct) Staircase 1 Southbound Fourth Avenue Line
Both Culver Line platforms

The station has five entrances. There is one entrance each in the vestibules on both sides of 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. There is also an entrance on the north side of 10th Street west of Fourth Avenue, which leads to the southbound BMT Fourth Avenue Line and both IND Culver Line platforms. The other two are entrances on either northern corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street, and lead directly to the BMT Fourth Avenue Line platforms.[3][4]

IND Culver Line platforms[edit]

Fourth Avenue
"F" train "G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
4th Avenue - Manhattan-Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Manhattan/Queens-bound platform
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 7, 1933; 83 years ago (1933-10-07)
Station code 239[1]
Station succession
Next north Smith–Ninth Streets: F all times G all times
Next south Seventh Avenue: F all times G all times

4th Avenue Station (IND)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference # 05000673[5]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2005
Track layout
Former siding
to 7 Av

Fourth Avenue, opened on October 7, 1933, is a local station on the IND Culver Line that has four tracks and two side platforms. The center express tracks are not used in regular service.

The platforms are the IND's usual length of 660 feet, and the width of the platforms is 16 feet.[6]

Both platforms have tan brick windscreens and column-less cantilevered windscreens along their entire lengths except for a small portion of the west (railroad north) end. The station has a crew quarters structure over both platforms which is constructed of brick with evidence of covered windows.

This station's fare control area is at street level underneath the platforms and tracks and built within the viaduct's concrete structure. Two staircases from each platform near their east end go down to a balcony (where mosaics reading "MEN" and "WOMEN" for two now-closed restrooms are visible) before three staircases go down to the turnstile bank. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two sets of entry/exit doors, one to the west side of Fourth Avenue directly underneath the viaduct and the other to the north side of Tenth Street. Both entrances have their original lit-up IND "SUBWAY" sign while mosaic direction tiles reading "To Coney Island" and "To Manhattan" are in the mezzanine.

The fare control area has a single staircase going down to the extreme south end of the Bay Ridge-bound platform of Ninth Street on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line. The extreme east (railroad south) ends of each platform have a single staircase going down to a now-abandoned entry/exit that led to the east side of Fourth Avenue underneath the viaduct at ground level. Another staircase goes down to the Manhattan-bound platform of Ninth Street. The staircase and mezzanine areas have tile accents of green.

West of this station was a short stub-end reversing spur entered only from this station. It remained level between the two express tracks while the other tracks ramped up toward Smith–Ninth Streets. The track was removed during overhaul of the Culver Viaduct from 2007 to 2013.[7] East of this station, the line enters a tunnel toward Seventh Avenue. That station is underground, but at a higher altitude than this elevated station due to the steep slope of the land (hence the neighborhood name of Park Slope).

In 2007, the MTA announced a three-year renovation project of the elevated Culver Viaduct.[8] The work area covers from south of Carroll Street to north of Ditmas Avenue. Reconstruction the Fourth Avenue and Smith-9th Streets stations was completed in April 2013. Along with the viaduct project, the MTA re-opened the east station house to the station, after it had been closed for over 40 years.[9]

Before 2009, G service terminated at Smith–Ninth Streets, one stop to the north.[10] Terminating southbound trains used the switches just west of Fourth Avenue to enter the southbound express tracks. After being stored on the southbound express track, the G trains would start their Queens-bound runs by using the switches to enter the northbound local track.[11] The switches were taken out of regular service in 2009, when the viaduct started reconstruction and the G was extended permanently to Church Avenue.[12][10]

Gallery[edit]

BMT Fourth Avenue Line platforms[edit]

Ninth Street
"R" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
9th Street BMT Fourth Avenue 1293.JPG
Platform towards Manhattan
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       D late nights (late nights)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all times (all times)
      W limited rush hour service only (limited rush hour service only)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 102 years ago (1915-06-22)[13]
Station code 029[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[14]
Station succession
Next north Union Street: D late nights N late nights R all times W limited rush hour service only
Next south Prospect Avenue: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation
25th Street (local): D late nights N late nights R all times W limited rush hour service only
Track layout

Ninth Street on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line, which opened on June 22, 1915,[13] is a local station that has four tracks and two side platforms.

Both platforms have cinder-block tiles installed during a 1970s renovation that replaced the original mosaic trim line and name tablets. They are colored white except for the areas that have the stations signs. In this case, they are colored yellow. Beige columns run along both platforms at either ends where they were extended in the 1960s to accommodate lengthened trains.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area in the middle. The one on the Manhattan-bound platform has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one staircase going up to the northeast corner of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue. This fare control area still has the station's original trim line with "9" tablets at regular intervals. The fare control area on the Bay Ridge-bound platform is unstaffed, containing one High Entry/Exit Turnstile, one exit-only turnstile, a row of four low turnstiles, and a staircase to the northwest corner of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue.

The Bay-Ridge bound platform has a staircase at the extreme south end going up to the fare control area of Fourth Avenue on the IND Culver Line. The Manhattan-bound platform has a staircase at the same location going up to a now-closed entrance/exit of the IND station, where two staircases go up to either IND platforms.

Northeastern stairs next to the Church of the Holy Family

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Red Hook" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kramer, Frederick A. (January 1, 1990). Building the Independent Subway. Quadrant Press. ISBN 9780915276509. 
  7. ^ http://ltvsquad.com/2011/02/21/highest-lowpoint/
  8. ^ McLaughlin, Mike (November 24, 2007). "Fix for Fourth Avenue station looks F’ing great". The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved November 27, 2007. 
  9. ^ "4th Avenue East Side Station House Reopens". MTA.info. February 23, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Review of the G Line" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "MTA NYC Transit - Service Advisory". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 2009. Archived from the original on July 9, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  13. ^ 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 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.

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