18th Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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18th Avenue
"N" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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The station house along 18th Avenue in May 2017
Station statistics
Address 18th Avenue & 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst, Mapleton
Coordinates 40°37′12.07″N 73°59′22″W / 40.6200194°N 73.98944°W / 40.6200194; -73.98944Coordinates: 40°37′12.07″N 73°59′22″W / 40.6200194°N 73.98944°W / 40.6200194; -73.98944
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: B8
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (102 years ago) (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code [2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 723,187[3]Decrease 59.5%
Rank 389 out of 422
Station succession
Next north New Utrecht Avenue: N all times W selected rush-hour trips
Next south 20th Avenue: N all times W selected rush-hour trips

18th Avenue is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 64th Street. It is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to New Utrecht Av
to 20 Av
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (New Utrecht Avenue)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express Trackbed
Southbound local "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (20th Avenue)
"W" train toward 86th Street (20th Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
16th Avenue Powerhouse north of the station.

This open-cut station opened on June 22, 1915.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms, but the two center express tracks are not normally used. The Coney Island-bound track has been disconnected from the line and the Manhattan-bound track is signaled for trains in both directions. Both platforms are made of concrete and carved in the Earth's crust. The rectangular columns are painted light blue while the platform walls are painted beige.

This station was renovated with cream colored tiles and a light blue and red trim line. From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[4][5][6]

Exits[edit]

18th Avenue platform view in August 2006.

This station has two fare control areas, one at each end of the platforms. The full-time side is at the east (railroad south) end. A single staircase from each platform goes up to a metal crossover, where a short staircase goes up to a set of doors that lead to the station house's waiting area. A turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and doors leading to the west side of 18th Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets. The station house is shared with several businesses.[7]

On the west (railroad north) end of the station, one staircase from each platform goes up to a metal crossover, where a set of doors lead to an un-staffed station house with one exit only turnstile and one High Entry/Exit Turnstile providing access to and from the station. The doors lead to the west side of 17th Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets.[7]

References[edit]

  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 June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bensonhurst" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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