Seventh Avenue (IND Culver Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Seventh Avenue & Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
|Line||IND Culver Line|
|Services||F (all times)
G (all times)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B61, B67, B69|
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||October 7, 1933|
|Former/other names||Seventh Avenue – Park Slope|
|Passengers (2014)||3,886,594 0.5%|
|Rank||130 out of 421|
|Next north||Fourth Avenue (local): F G
Bergen Street (express): no regular service
|Next south||15th Street – Prospect Park (local): F G
Church Avenue (express): no regular service
Seventh Avenue, occasionally referred to as Seventh Avenue – Park Slope, is an express station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, located at Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is served by the F and G trains at all times.
|B1||Eighth Avenue intermediate level||Landing in Eighth Avenue staircase|
|B2||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
|Northbound local||← toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Fourth Avenue)
← toward Court Square (Fourth Avenue)
No regular service|
(No service: Bergen Street or Jay Street – MetroTech)[note 1]
No regular service|
(No service: Church Avenue)
|Southbound local|| toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (15th Street – Prospect Park) →
toward Church Avenue (15th Street – Prospect Park) →
This station has two island platforms and four tracks, but only the outer two are normally in revenue service, although plans exist to re-activate the express tracks. South of this station, the express tracks separate from the local tracks and rejoin beneath them north of Fort Hamilton Parkway, then rise up again. The tile band is mustard yellow with a sienna brown border, set in a three-high "express station" course. The top border is slightly wider than the bottom, and bisects the center of the band at regular intervals. There is evidence of water damage on both trackside walls.
While this station is underground and Fourth Avenue is on an elevated trestle, this station is actually at a higher elevation and altitude than Fourth Avenue. The reason why this station is underground and Fourth Avenue is elevated is because Brooklyn's topography slopes downwards towards the west (hence the neighborhood name of Park Slope).
Entrances and exits
The full-time fare control booth is located in the middle of the mezzanine. However, there are High Entry-Exit Turnstiles available at both ends, allowing customers to exit the station without having to walk to the middle area. Crossovers are available at all staircases. There are eight street stairs – four going up to all four corners of 9th Street and 7th Avenue, and four going up to all four corners of 9th Street and 8th Avenue. The 8th Avenue entrance also has an intermediate level at the first staircase, otherwise a descending hill. Inside the fare control near the Eighth Avenue entrance is a large scale painting of Prospect Park's The Raven.
- Express trains do not currently stop at Bergen Street, due to its lower level being out of service.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
- Gerberer, Raanan (March 6, 2013). "LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL: F Train Express may return". brooklyneagle.com. Brooklyn Eagle. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- Cohen, Ariella (September 15, 2007). "MTA switching tracks; F express on the table". brooklynpaper.com. The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- Umanov, Ben (September 22, 2014). "F Train Express Service Might be Coming Back to Brooklyn". gowanusyourfaceoff.com. Gowanus Your Face OFf. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transit Authority (New York). 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
Media related to Seventh Avenue (IND Culver Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IND Crosstown: 7th Avenue/Park Slope
- Station Reporter — F Train
- Station Reporter — G Train
- The Subway Nut — 7th Avenue Pictures
- Seventh Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Eighth Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View