Neck Road (BMT Brighton Line)

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Neck Road
"Q" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Neck Road Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Gravesend Neck Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Homecrest
Coordinates 40°35′42″N 73°57′19″W / 40.595124°N 73.95528°W / 40.595124; -73.95528Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 73°57′19″W / 40.595124°N 73.95528°W / 40.595124; -73.95528
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Brighton Line
Services       Q all times (all times)
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened August 23, 1907; 109 years ago (August 23, 1907)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,305,776[1]Increase 5.9%
Rank 328 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Avenue U: Q all times
Next south Sheepshead Bay: Q all times

Neck Road (formerly Gravesend - Neck Road) is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. Served by the Q train at all times, it is located at Gravesend Neck Road between East 15th and East 16th Streets in Homecrest, Brooklyn.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Av U
to Sheepshead Bay
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "Q" train toward 96th Street (Avenue U)
Northbound express "B" train does not stop here
Southbound express "B" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "Q" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Sheepshead Bay)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Station house to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Station entrance
Former Neck Road LIRR station

This station, opened in 1908, has two side platforms and four tracks. The center tracks are used by the B express train when it operates on weekdays.[3] Like the rest of the Brighton Line between Avenue H and Sheepshead Bay, it is situated on an embankment.

Both platforms have beige windscreens with green outlines and frames along their entire lengths and red canopies with green frames in the center. The station signs are in the standard black plates in white lettering and lamp posts are on all support columns of the windscreens in the non-canopied areas. The Coney Island-bound platform has a storage area above the mezzanine staircase.

To the east of this station are the remains of a station on the former Manhattan Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, also named Neck Road. Until the mid-1920s, this line ran parallel to the Brighton Line from just south of Avenue H, where it branched off from the LIRR's Bay Ridge Branch, to Sheepshead Bay, where it diverged east to Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. While much of the Manhattan Beach right-of-way has been built over, the station foundation and staircases had been left intact. The station had two tracks and two side platforms. A spur also branched off just south of Neck Road and crossed towards the now-razed Sheepshead Bay Race Track.

This station underwent reconstruction starting in 2008. In 2010, the foundation of the LIRR station was excavated to street grade to allow expansion of the station house and installation of the Manhattan-bound platform staircase. The retaining wall and staircase facing Gravesend Neck Road remain intact. Construction continued in 2011 with a mural installation along the southbound platform staircase, and preparation of retail space for newsstand occupancy.

Exit[edit]

The station has one ground-level station house directly underneath the tracks and platforms on the north side of Neck Road. It has a token booth, a single standard MetroCard vending machine, small turnstile bank, two gates, and a double-wide staircase each platform. Both staircase landings have two full height turnstiles leading directly to the sidewalk. The ones on the Coney Island-bound side are exit-only while the Manhattan-bound side has one for exit-only and another for entry and exit.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

This station served as part of the backdrop for a few scenes in the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, starring Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Q Subway Timetable, Effective January 1, 2017" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sheepshead Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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