Seneca Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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Seneca Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Seneca Avenue - Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Seneca Avenue & Palmetto Street
Queens, NY 11385
Borough Queens
Locale Ridgewood
Coordinates 40°42′10″N 73°54′28″W / 40.702765°N 73.907733°W / 40.702765; -73.907733Coordinates: 40°42′10″N 73°54′28″W / 40.702765°N 73.907733°W / 40.702765; -73.907733
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services       M all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B13, B38
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 9, 1915; 101 years ago (August 9, 1915)
Passengers (2015) 842,069[1]Increase 11.5%
Rank 381 out of 425
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
M all times

Seneca Avenue is a station on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, it is served by the M train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Forest Av
to Myrtle–Wyckoff Avs
NE corner entrance
Platform level
Westbound NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg toward 71st Avenue (weekdays), Essex Street (weekends), Myrtle Avenue (late nights) (Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg toward Metropolitan Avenue (Forest Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

This elevated station, which was opened on August 9, 1915 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, has two tracks and an island platform. The platform has a steel canopy supported by black and green columns in the center.

To the northeast (railroad south) of the station, the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line curves east to leave the street grid and continue as an elevated structure over the former grade level steam dummy Lutheran Cemetery Line.


The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated wooden mezzanine beneath the tracks. It has two staircases to the platform with doors on the landings, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs to the southwest and northeast corners of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue.[2]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ridgewood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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