Kings Highway (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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This article is about the New York City Subway station in Brooklyn at West Seventh Street. For other stations of the same name, see Kings Highway (New York City Subway).
Kings Highway
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Kings Highway & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°36′11.33″N 73°58′48.83″W / 40.6031472°N 73.9802306°W / 40.6031472; -73.9802306Coordinates: 40°36′11.33″N 73°58′48.83″W / 40.6031472°N 73.9802306°W / 40.6031472; -73.9802306
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: B82
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 101 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,710,115[2]Increase 1.4%
Rank 283 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Bay Parkway: N all times W selected rush-hour trips
Next south Avenue U: N all times W selected rush-hour trips

Kings Highway is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Kings Highway and West Seventh Street, it is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours. It opened on June 22, 1915.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Bay Pkwy
to Av U
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, being renovated until spring of 2017
Northbound local No regular service (Bay Parkway)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg do not stop here
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Avenue U)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward 86th Street (Avenue U)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound platform

This open-cut station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both tracks are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are carved within the Earth's crust on an open cut. The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.

This station has two entrances, both of which are beige station houses at street-level between West Seventh and West Eighth Streets above the tracks. Each one has a single staircase leading to each platform at either extreme ends. The main exit at the north end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Kings Highway while the exit at the south end leads to Highlawn Avenue and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.

At the southeast end of the station, switches allow trains to crossover between any of the four tracks. North of here, the Manhattan-bound express track continues with the rest of Sea Beach Line, but there are no signals until Eighth Avenue, so only one train is allowed to run along this stretch at a time. It is signaled for bi-directional service like other center tracks on three track lines throughout the system. The Coney Island-bound express track has been severed from the other three tracks between Eighth Avenue and this station and is unusable for service. South of this station, the two usable express tracks continue until they merge with the local tracks south of 86th Street station.

This station, along with eight others along the Sea Beach Line, is scheduled for a rehabilitation starting in 2015.[3] The Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed on January 18, 2016, with an expected reopening in spring 2017.[4]


  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 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". Retrieved 2016-01-18. 

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