Prospect Avenue (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

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Prospect Avenue
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Prospect Avenue & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, South Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′00″N 73°59′39″W / 40.666789°N 73.994079°W / 40.666789; -73.994079Coordinates: 40°40′00″N 73°59′39″W / 40.666789°N 73.994079°W / 40.666789; -73.994079
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services ‹See Tfm›      D late nights (late nights)
‹See Tfm›      N late nights (late nights)
‹See Tfm›      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 100 years ago (June 22, 1915)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 1,827,271[2]Increase 0.1%
Rank 257 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Ninth Street: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
Next south 25th Street: D late nights N late nights R all except late nights

Prospect Avenue is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line in Brooklyn of the New York City Subway, located at Prospect Avenue and Fourth Avenue near the convergence of Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, and South Park Slope.

Prospect Avenue is a local station with four tracks and two side platforms with a full curtain wall separating the local and express tracks. R trains stop here at all times except nights, when the D and N assume local service along Fourth Avenue.

This underground station, opened on June 22, 1915.[1]

The platforms have no columns except on the north ends, where the platforms were extended in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard B Division train length of 600 feet. These I-beam columns are cream colored. The station was renovated in the 1970s, and during this renovation the original trim line along the platforms was replaced with cinder block tiles, which are colored white. The areas where the platform signs are painted blue.

The station's only fare controls are platform-level near the center. They still have their original trim line, colored brown with "P" at regular intervals, a bank of turnstiles, and token booth. The Manhattan-bound side has two street stairs to the east sidewalk of Fourth Avenue near the Prospect Expressway, while the Bay Ridge-bound side has one to the west sidewalk. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfer between directions.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Ninth Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward 205th Street, NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Ditmars Boulevard (late nights) (Ninth Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (25th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (late nights) (25th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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