Knickerbocker Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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Knickerbocker Avenue
"M" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Knickerbocker Avenue - Metropolitan Avenue Bound Platform.jpg
Metropolitan Avenue bound platform
Station statistics
Address Knickerbocker Avenue & Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bushwick
Coordinates 40°41′55″N 73°55′06″W / 40.698731°N 73.918376°W / 40.698731; -73.918376Coordinates: 40°41′55″N 73°55′06″W / 40.698731°N 73.918376°W / 40.698731; -73.918376
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services       M all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B54
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 19, 1889; 127 years ago (1889-12-19)
Passengers (2015) 1,288,025[1]Increase 12.3%
Rank 330 out of 425
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
M all times

Knickerbocker Avenue is a station on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Myrtle and Knickerbocker Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served by the M train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Myrtle–Wyckoff Avs
to Central Av
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound "M" train toward 71st Avenue (weekdays), Essex Street (weekends), Myrtle Avenue (late nights) (Central Avenue)
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Eastbound "M" train toward Metropolitan Avenue (Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
SW corner entrance

This elevated station, opened on December 19, 1889, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a third track, which was removed by 1946. Both platforms have steel canopies along their entire lengths except for small sections at their extreme ends. The western half of both platforms has grey windscreens while the eastern half has waist-high steel fences. The station names are in the standard black plates with white lettering.

The station was rehabilitated in 2012-2013.[2]

This station has one elevated station house beneath the platforms and tracks. One staircase from the eastern end of each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossover. A turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to either side of Myrtle Avenue between Knickerbocker and Greene Avenues. The station formerly had another station house at the south end.[3]


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