Seventh Avenue (IND Culver Line)

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Seventh Avenue
"F" train"G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
7 Ave F NYC Subway Station by David Shankbone.JPG
Station statistics
Address Seventh Avenue & Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′0.59″N 73°58′53.76″W / 40.6668306°N 73.9816000°W / 40.6668306; -73.9816000Coordinates: 40°40′0.59″N 73°58′53.76″W / 40.6668306°N 73.9816000°W / 40.6668306; -73.9816000
Division B (IND)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B61, B67, B69
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 7, 1933; 84 years ago (October 7, 1933)
Station code 240[1]
Accessible not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names Seventh Avenue–Park Slope
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 3,700,321[3]Decrease 2.1%
Rank 140 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Bergen Street (express): no regular service
Fourth Avenue (local): F all timesG all times
Next south 15th Street–Prospect Park (local): F all timesG all times
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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 4 Av
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Eighth Avenue intermediate level Landing in Eighth Avenue staircase
B2 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B3
Platform level
Northbound local "F" train toward Jamaica–179th Street (Fourth Avenue)
"G" train toward Court Square (Fourth Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound express No regular service
(No service: Bergen Street or Jay Street–MetroTech)[note 1]
Southbound express No regular service
(No service: Church Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local "F" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (15th Street–Prospect Park)
"G" train 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.[4][5][6] 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. This appears to be a modern aberration done during a renovation sometime in the 1980s as historical images show standard IND style color bands before 1972.[7] 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.

Exits[edit]

Northern street stair

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.[8] 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.[8] Four staircases to the platform – two for each platform – are accessible at either 7th Avenue or 8th Avenue.[8] Crossovers between service directions are available at all staircases.[8] 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.[8] The 8th Avenue entrance also has an intermediate level at the first staircase, otherwise a descending hill.[8] 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.[8]

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.[8]

Inside the fare control near the Eighth Avenue entrance is a large scale painting of Prospect Park's The Raven.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Express trains cannot currently stop at Bergen Street, due to its lower level being out of service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Gerberer, Raanan (March 6, 2013). "LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL: F Train Express may return". brooklyneagle.com. Brooklyn Eagle. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cohen, Ariella (September 15, 2007). "MTA switching tracks; F express on the table". brooklynpaper.com. The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ Umanov, Ben (September 22, 2014). "F Train Express Service Might be Coming Back to Brooklyn". gowanusyourfaceoff.com. Gowanus Your Face OFf. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Showing Photos 1-24 of 24". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting: January 2016" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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