Morgan Avenue station

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 Morgan Avenue
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Morgan Avenue BMT 001.JPG
Station statistics
AddressMorgan Avenue & Harrison Place
Brooklyn, NY 11237
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleEast Williamsburg, Bushwick
Coordinates40°42′23″N 73°55′55″W / 40.706279°N 73.93198°W / 40.706279; -73.93198Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 73°55′55″W / 40.706279°N 73.93198°W / 40.706279; -73.93198
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Canarsie Line
Services      L all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B60
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 14, 1928; 91 years ago (July 14, 1928)
Station code125[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)2,465,927[3]Decrease 5%
Rank190 out of 424
Station succession
Next westMontrose Avenue: L all times
Next eastJefferson Street: L all times

Morgan Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Harrison Place in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout

Morgan Avenue opened on July 14, 1928, as part of the final leg of the Canarsie Line. This extension connected Montrose Avenue, which had opened four years earlier, to Broadway Junction, which was the western end of the already-operating elevated line to Canarsie.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound "L" train toward Eighth Avenue (Montrose Avenue)
Eastbound "L" train toward Canarsie (Jefferson Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Tilework

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original BMT style mosaic trim line and name tablets that are predominantly earth tones of brown, tan, orange with white accents.[5] There are "M" tablets for "Morgan" on the trim line at regular intervals and name tablets that have "MORGAN AVE" in Times New Roman font.[5] There are also directional mosaic signs in the same style as the name tablets.[5]

Both platforms have large square columns tiled in white since they are below buildings and not the sidewalk.[5] All of them have name plates reading "MORGAN AVE" in black sans serif lettering on a white mosaic background.[5] The mosaic name plates on the columns are unusual to the subway system, since most of the system's station-pillar name plates are merely plaques.[6]

Exits[edit]

This station has two entrances/exits.

  • The staffed entrance is at the extreme east (railroad south) end. A long ramp from each platform leads to a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. A turnstile bank leads to a mezzanine with a token booth and three street stairs going up to all corners of Morgan Avenue and Harrison Place except the northwestern one.[7] This full-time entrance has a station agent booth. One of the stairs features an original BMT design while the other two were renovated later.[6] The entrances serve a mostly industrial area, so they are not heavily used;[6] the one to the northeastern corner was closed in the early 2010s.[8][9]
  • The station's other entrance/exit is an unstaffed brick station house on ground level on the west side of Bogart Street on the T-intersection of Harrison Place.[6][10] There are two exit-only and one High Entry/Exit turnstiles inside and one staircase to each platform at their west (railroad north) ends.[7] This is also a full-time entrance.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

This station appeared in MF Doom's music video of his 1999 single I Hear Voices as well as the New York City-set scenes of the video game Rock Band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Last Link of New 14th St-E.D. Subway To Be Opened Today: First Train This Afternoon Will Carry Officials – Citizens to Celebrate". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 14, 1928. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e "BMT Canarsie Line: Morgan Avenue". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  6. ^ a b c d e "MORGAN AVENUE STATION, East Williamsburg - Forgotten New York". forgotten-ny.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  7. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Subway-Exits-MTA-Closed-Locked-Train-Stairs-Blocked-364549731.html
  9. ^ http://indsecondsystem.weebly.com/morgan-ave.html
  10. ^ "Showing Image 136898". nycsubway.org.

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