Kingston Avenue (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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Kingston Avenue
"3" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Kingston Av IRT SW stair jeh.jpg
Entrance on south mall of Eastern Parkway
Station statistics
Address Kingston Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Crown Heights
Coordinates 40°40′10″N 73°56′32″W / 40.669376°N 73.942151°W / 40.669376; -73.942151Coordinates: 40°40′10″N 73°56′32″W / 40.669376°N 73.942151°W / 40.669376; -73.942151
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 weekdays only (weekdays only)
      4 weekends and late nights (weekends and late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B43
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 97 years ago (1920-08-23)
Station code 344[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,560,437[3]Decrease 0.8%
Rank 300 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Nostrand Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 weekdays only 4 weekends and late nights
Next south Crown Heights–Utica Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 weekdays only 4 weekends and late nights

Kingston Avenue is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights and weekends, when the 4 train takes over service.[4] There is also occasional 2 train service here during rush hours, as well a single northbound 5 train during the morning peak.

History[edit]

On August 23, 1920, the Eastern Parkway Line was extended from Atlantic Avenue to Crown Heights–Utica Avenue, with the Kingston Avenue station opening at this time. The new trains would be served by trains from Seventh Avenue.[5]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Kingston Avenue, along with those at four other stations on the Eastern Parkway Line, were lengthened to 525 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 51-foot IRT cars.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Upper level
Lower level
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
B1 Southbound express "4" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "3" train weekdays ("4" train late nights and weekends) toward New Lots Avenue (Crown Heights – Utica Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Northbound express "4" train does not stop here
Northbound local "3" train weekdays toward Harlem–148th Street ("4" train toward Woodlawn late nights and weekends) (Nostrand Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the left

This underground station has two levels. The upper level serves New Lots Avenue-bound trains while the lower level serves Manhattan-bound trains. From north to south, each level has an express track, a local track, and one side platform.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts-era IRT trim line and name tablets. The trim line has a golden-yellow center, line green border, and a spec of blue in-between. "K" tablets on a blue border run along the trim line at regular intervals. The name tablets read "KINGSTON AVE." in Times New Roman font in gold lettering on a blue background, a gold center, and lime green border.

The platforms were extended at either ends in 1964–1965 to accommodate the current standard IRT train length of 510 feet.[6] Here, they have signs reading "KINGSTON AVE" in white sans serif lettering on a black border.[7] There is a vent chamber on the lower level.

Exits[edit]

The upper level has one fare control at the center with two staircases going down to the lower level. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases going up to the south side mall of Eastern Parkway (between the main and service roads) and Kingston Avenue.[8]

Exit location[8] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
Eastern Parkway, south side mall
SW corner of Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue
Staircase 1 Both
Eastern Parkway, south side mall
SE corner of Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue
Staircase 1 Both

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Clark St Tunnel Reconstruction Weekend Service Changes". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Brooklyn Tube Extensions Open: I.R.T. Begins Service on Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue Lines". New York Times. August 23, 1920. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965. 
  7. ^ DanTD (November 17, 2014). File:Kingston Ave - IRT Eastern Pkwy; IND-style Mosaics.JPG (photograph). Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Crown Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 

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