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Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 Avenue U
 "N" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
BMT Avenue U Sea Beach Northbound Platform.jpg
Renovated northbound platform in 2017
Station statistics
AddressAvenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleGravesend
Coordinates40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667Coordinates: 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667
DivisionB (BMT)[1]
LineBMT Sea Beach Line
Services   N all times (all times)
   Q selected northbound rush-hour trips (selected northbound rush-hour trips)
   W selected rush-hour trips (selected rush-hour trips)
TransitBus transport New York City Bus: B3
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 22, 1915 (107 years ago) (1915-06-22)[2]
ClosedJanuary 18, 2016; 7 years ago (2016-01-18) (northbound reconstruction)
July 31, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-07-31) (southbound reconstruction)
RebuiltMay 22, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-05-22) (northbound reopening)
October 29, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-10-29) (southbound reopening)
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Other entrances/
exits
at Avenue U and Avenue T
Traffic
20191,019,104[4]Increase 22.7%
Rank359 out of 424[4]
Location
Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line) is located in New York City Subway
Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line)
Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line) is located in New York City
Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line)
Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line) is located in New York
Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line)
Track layout

Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops rush hours only Stops rush hours only
Stops rush hours in the peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only

Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT)
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference No.05000675[5]
Added to NRHPJuly 6, 2005

The Avenue U station is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Avenue U and West Seventh Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn. It is served by the N train at all times. During rush hours, several W and northbound Q trains also serve the station.[a]

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Metro station

Metro station

A metro station or subway station is a train station for a rapid transit system, which as a whole is usually called a "metro" or "subway". A station provides a means for passengers to purchase tickets, board trains, and evacuate the system in the case of an emergency. In the United Kingdom, they are known as underground stations, most commonly used in reference to the London Underground.

BMT Sea Beach Line

BMT Sea Beach Line

The BMT Sea Beach Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, connecting the BMT Fourth Avenue Line at 59th Street via a four-track wide open cut to Coney Island in Brooklyn. It has at times hosted the fastest express service between Manhattan and Coney Island, since there are no express stations along the entire stretch, but now carries only local trains on the N service, which serves the entire line at all times. During rush hours, select Q trains serve the full line in the northbound direction only, while several W trains serve the line north of 86th Street.

New York City Subway

New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. It is owned by the government of New York City and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway is one of the world's oldest public transit systems, one of the most-used, and the one with the most stations, with 472 stations in operation.

Gravesend, Brooklyn

Gravesend, Brooklyn

Gravesend is a neighborhood in the south-central section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, on the southwestern edge of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. It is bounded by the Belt Parkway to the south, Bay Parkway to the west, Avenue P to the north, and Ocean Parkway to the east.

N (New York City Subway service)

N (New York City Subway service)

The N Broadway Express is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet," is colored yellow, since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.

W (New York City Subway service)

W (New York City Subway service)

The W Broadway Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway's B Division. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored yellow since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.

Q (New York City Subway service)

Q (New York City Subway service)

The Q Second Avenue/Broadway Express/Brighton Local is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored yellow since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.

History

The southbound platform prior to its renovation
The southbound platform prior to its renovation

This station opened on June 22, 1915, along with the rest of the Sea Beach Line.[2]

In 2005, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7]

From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[8][9][10] The Coney Island-bound platform was closed for a longer period of time, from July 31, 2017[11][12] to October 29, 2018.[13]

Station layout

G Station house Entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local "N" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Kings Highway)
"Q" train toward 96th Street (select weekday trips) (Kings Highway)
"W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (select weekday trips) (Kings Highway)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "n" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (86th Street)
"W" train toward 86th Street (select weekday trips) (Terminus)
Side platform

This station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are in an open cut.[14] The concrete walls and columns are painted beige (prior to renovations the columns were blue-green). Alternating columns display the standard black station name plate with white lettering.

The 2018 artwork at this station is "Edges of a South Brooklyn Sky", a series of 14 glass mosaics made by Sally Gil. The artwork represent the local community of Gravesend and the diversity of its residents.[15]

Exits

This station has two entrances, both of which are beige station houses at street-level between West Seventh and West Eighth Streets above the tracks and have a single staircase leading to each platform at either ends. The main exit at the south end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Avenue U while the exit at the north end leads to Avenue T and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.[16]

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Side platform

Side platform

A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of one or more railway tracks or guideways at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. A station having dual side platforms, one for each direction of travel, is the basic design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track.

N (New York City Subway service)

N (New York City Subway service)

The N Broadway Express is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet," is colored yellow, since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.

Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard station

Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard station

The Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard station, is the northern terminal station on the BMT Astoria Line of the New York City Subway. Located above 31st Street between 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria and Ditmars, Queens, it is served by the N train at all times and the W train on weekdays.

Kings Highway station (BMT Sea Beach Line)

Kings Highway station (BMT Sea Beach Line)

The Kings Highway station is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Kings Highway and West Seventh Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn. It is served by the N train at all times. During rush hours, several W and northbound Q trains also serve the station.

Q (New York City Subway service)

Q (New York City Subway service)

The Q Second Avenue/Broadway Express/Brighton Local is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored yellow since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.

96th Street station (Second Avenue Subway)

96th Street station (Second Avenue Subway)

The 96th Street station is a station on the IND Second Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Second Avenue and 96th Street on the border of the Upper East Side/Yorkville and East Harlem neighborhoods in Manhattan, it is the northern terminus for the Q train at all times. It is also served by limited southbound rush hour N trains and one northbound morning rush hour R train. The station is the terminus for the first phase of the Second Avenue Line.

W (New York City Subway service)

W (New York City Subway service)

The W Broadway Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway's B Division. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored yellow since it uses the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.

Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station

Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station

The Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station is a New York City Subway terminal in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It is the railroad-south terminus for the D, F, N, and Q trains at all times and for the train during rush hours in the peak direction.

86th Street station (BMT Sea Beach Line)

86th Street station (BMT Sea Beach Line)

The 86th Street station is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 86th Street and West Seventh Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn. It is served by the N train at all times. During rush hours, several W and northbound Q trains also serve the station, serving as the southern terminus for W trips to Brooklyn.

Turnstile

Turnstile

A turnstile is a form of gate which allows one person to pass at a time. A turnstile can be configured to enforce one-way human traffic. In addition, a turnstile can restrict passage only to people who insert a coin, ticket, pass, or other method of payment. Modern turnstiles can incorporate biometrics, including retina scanning, fingerprints, and other individual human characteristics which can be scanned. Thus a turnstile can be used in the case of paid access, for example to access public transport, a pay toilet, or to restrict access to authorized people, for example in the lobby of an office building.

Source: "Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 11th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenue_U_station_(BMT_Sea_Beach_Line).

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Notes
  1. ^ Northbound Q trains serve this station during rush hours, but are scheduled as N trains.[6]
References
  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). Vol. 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved June 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "N Subway Timetable". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 8, 2020. Archived from the original on August 19, 2021. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  7. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places: NRHP #05000675
  8. ^ Romano, Denise (October 4, 2013). "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". The Brooklyn Reporter. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  11. ^ DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". The Brooklyn Reporter. Archived from the original on October 27, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info (Press release). New York City, NY: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Archived from the original on July 30, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting - November 2018" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 13, 2018. p. 164. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ "Avenue U Derek Edges of a South Brooklyn Sky, 2018". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Coney Island" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
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