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 (2015)||3,780,126 2.7%|
|Rank||134 out of 422|
|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 a proposal to re-activate the express tracks is being considered. 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 than Fourth Avenue. The is because Brooklyn's topography slopes downwards towards the west (hence the neighborhood name of Park Slope), allowing the line to enter into the hillside between the two stations.
Entrances and exits
The station contains a full-length mezzanine. The full-time fare control area and station booth is located in the middle of the mezzanine, between the exits at 7th Avenue at 8th Avenue. Waist-high turnstiles here lead to single staircases to either platform. Unstaffed entrances are located at the either end of the station, allowing customers to exit the station without having to walk to the middle area. Full-height High Entry-Exit Turnstiles (HEETs) are present at these locations. Four staircases to the platform – two for each platform – are accessible at either 7th Avenue or 8th Avenue. Crossovers between service directions 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. There is around 500 feet (150 m) of open mezzanine stretching across the station outside of fare control. while much of the space within fare control has been fenced off. There is passageway within fare control from the platform stairs at 7th Avenue to a HEET turnstile leading to the station booth.
It has been proposed to relocate the station booth to the 7th Avenue entrance (where 65% of entrances and exits occur), replacing the HEET turnstiles with waist-high turnstiles. Most of the mezzanine would also be closed off.
- Express trains cannot currently stop at Bergen Street, due to its lower level being out of service.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
- 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.
- "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting: January 2016" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). January 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- "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