Rockaway Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

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For the demolished station at Rockaway Avenue and Fulton Street, see Rockaway Avenue (BMT Fulton Street Line). For the station at Rockaway Avenue and Fulton Street, see Rockaway Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line).
Rockaway Avenue
"3" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Rockaway Av IRT sta jeh.jpg
Station statistics
Address Rockaway Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brownsville
Coordinates 40°39′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.662541°N 73.908892°W / 40.662541; -73.908892Coordinates: 40°39′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.662541°N 73.908892°W / 40.662541; -73.908892
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights and special rush hour trips (late nights and special rush hour trips)
      5 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B60
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 22, 1920; 96 years ago (November 22, 1920)
Rebuilt April 20, 2015; 2 years ago (April 20, 2015) to March 28, 2016; 12 months ago (March 28, 2016)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 526,505[1]Decrease 70.1%
Rank 407 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Saratoga Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Next south Junius Street: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips

Rockaway Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at Rockaway Avenue and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, 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.

History[edit]

Track layout
to Saratoga Av
to Junius St

This station opened on November 22, 1920, as part of an extension of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line from Utica Avenue to Junius Street.[2]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "3" train toward Harlem–148th Street ("4" train toward Woodlawn late nights and rush hours) (Saratoga Avenue)[3]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("4" train late nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Junius Street)[4]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

This station has two side platforms and two tracks. Between the two tracks, there is space for an additional third track that was never installed.

From April 20, 2015 to March 28, 2016, Rockaway Avenue was closed for renovations.[5]

Exits[edit]

This station's only exit is via a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. The mezzanine has a crossunder and metal canopies. Outside fare control, stairs go to the northwest and southeast corners of Livonia and Rockaway Avenues.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Annual report. 1920-1921.". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  3. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  4. ^ Occasional 2 5 trains also serve this station during rush hours.
  5. ^ "Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av 3 Line Stations To Close for Five Months for Renewal", mta.info, April 17, 2015
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rockaway Avenue (IRT New Lots Line) at Wikimedia Commons