Pennsylvania Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

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 Pennsylvania Avenue
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southern stair
Station statistics
AddressPennsylvania Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleEast New York
Coordinates40°39′53″N 73°53′39″W / 40.664722°N 73.894129°W / 40.664722; -73.894129Coordinates: 40°39′53″N 73°53′39″W / 40.664722°N 73.894129°W / 40.664722; -73.894129
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT New Lots Line
Services      2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction (limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction (late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only (limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B20, B83
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedDecember 24, 1920; 97 years ago (December 24, 1920)
Rebuilt
  • Whole station: April 11, 2016; 2 years ago (April 11, 2016) to September 19, 2016; 2 years ago (September 19, 2016)
  • Mezzanine: October 27, 2016; 2 years ago (October 27, 2016) to March 3, 2017; 20 months ago (March 3, 2017)
Station code350[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,054,654[2]Increase 40%
Rank349 out of 425
Station succession
Next westJunius Street: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only
Next eastVan Siclen Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights and limited rush hour service in the peak direction

Pennsylvania Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Livonia Avenues in East New York, Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Occasional rush hour 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.[3][4][5][6]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (Junius Street)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Junius Street)[7]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("4" train nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Van Siclen Avenue) [8]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station, opened on December 24, 1920, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green support frames and columns that run along the entire length except for a small section at the extreme west (railroad north) end. Here, there are only waist-high black steel fences. The station name plates are in the standard black with white lettering. The platforms are slightly longer than the standard IRT train length of 510 feet.

From April 11, 2016 until September 19, 2016, Saratoga Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue were closed for renovation.[9] A truck accident on October 27, 2016 damaged the mezzanine of the Pennsylvania Avenue station, so it was closed again for repairs until March 3, 2017. The platforms and tracks were undamaged in the accident.[10]

Exits[edit]

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside fare control, there is a turnstile bank, waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, and a single staircase to each platform at their extreme east (railroad south) ends. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the northeast and southwest corners of Pennsylvania and Livonia Avenues.[11] The landing on the south side of the station house has an exit-only turnstile to allow passengers on New Lots Avenue-bound trains to exit the station without having to go through the station house. The exterior of the station house, including the staircase canopies, doors, and fences were painted red in July 2009.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "3 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "4 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  8. ^ Occasional PM rush hour 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street, one AM rush hour 4 train to Woodlawn, and one AM rush hour 5 trains to both East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue.
  9. ^ The Stations Were Closed for Renewal Work Since April, MTA, September 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania Av 3 Line Station Re-opens". MTA. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

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