Knickerbocker Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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 Knickerbocker Avenue
 "M" train
New York City Subway 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; 128 years ago (1889-12-19)
Closed August 17, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-08-17) (reconstruction)
July 1, 2017; 12 months ago (2017-07-01) (temporary line closure)
Rebuilt February 8, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-02-08) (reconstruction)
April 30, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-04-30) (temporary line closure)
Station code 113[1]
Passengers (2017) 593,366[2]Decrease 53.9%
Rank 399 out of 425
Station succession
Next east Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues: M all times
Next west Central Avenue: 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
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound "M" train toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue weekdays, Essex Street weekends,
"M" train Myrtle Avenue nights (Central Avenue)
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Eastbound "M" train toward Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue (Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
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.

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]

The station was rehabilitated from August 17, 2012,[4] to February 8, 2013.[5] On July 1, 2017, the station was closed again until April 30, 2018 as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rebuilds the Myrtle Avenue Line's connection with the BMT Jamaica Line.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Knickerbocker Avenue M Station to Close for Rehab". MTA. August 17, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Knickerbocker Avenue M Station Reopens Following Rehab". MTA. February 8, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ Rivoli, Dan (March 17, 2016). "M line to be shut down next year for repairs". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ Brown, Nicole (March 18, 2016). "MTA: M line will shut down for part of next year". am New York. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Myrtle Avenue Line Infrastructure Projects". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 

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