Seventh Avenue station (BMT Brighton Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||Seventh Avenue, Park Place & Flatbush Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11217
|Locale||Park Slope, Prospect Heights|
|Coordinates||40°40′46″N 73°58′25″W / 40.679352°N 73.973694°WCoordinates: 40°40′46″N 73°58′25″W / 40.679352°N 73.973694°W|
|Line||BMT Brighton Line|
|Services|| B (weekday rush hours, middays and early evenings)|
Q (all times)
|Transit||NYCT Bus: B41, B67, B69|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||August 1, 1920|
|Rank||162 out of 424|
The Seventh Avenue station is a station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Seventh Avenue, Park Place and Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The station is served by the Q train at all times and by the B train on weekdays only.
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Although on the BMT Brighton Line, Seventh Avenue was built almost fifty years after the main segment of the line from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach opened in 1878. Prior to its opening, trains on the line used what is now the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and a connection to the elevated BMT Fulton Street Line on their way to the line's terminus at Fulton Ferry in Brooklyn or Park Row in Manhattan.
The station is a product of the Dual Contracts, a 1913 group of contracts that provided for the construction of BMT (as well as IRT) underground lines in Manhattan and Queens. The first of these was the BMT Broadway Line which ran from its northern terminus at Times Square–42nd Street to its southern end at Whitehall Street in 1918. The Montague Street Tunnel, which linked Whitehall Street to Prospect Park station and would be the location for Seventh Avenue, opened on August 1, 1920, and moved trains from the elevated Franklin Avenue Line to the new underground line.
During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Seventh Avenue, along with those at six other stations on the Brighton Line, were lengthened to 615 feet (187 m) to accommodate a ten-car train of 60 feet (18 m)-long IND cars, or a nine-car train of 67 feet (20 m)-long BMT cars.
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|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|IRT Northbound local||← do not stop here|
|Northbound||← weekdays toward Bedford Park Boulevard or 145th Street (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)|
← toward 96th Street (Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center)
|Southbound|| weekdays toward Brighton Beach (Prospect Park) → |
toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Prospect Park) →
|IRT Southbound local||do not stop here →|
|IRT Express Tracks||Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||do not stop here →|
The Seventh Avenue station has two tracks and two side platforms. Each platform has two closed staircases that lead to a closed portion of the mezzanine above the platforms. Just north of the station, next to the southbound track, an opening in the tunnel allows a view of the southbound local track of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line. At this point in the complex Flatbush Avenue tunnel, the IRT local tracks are to the outside of the Brighton line tracks, while the IRT express tracks run at a lower level, below the station, with emergency exits furnished from same on both platforms at this station.
Both platform walls have a golden mosaic trim line with blue and brown borders and white on blue "7" friezes appearing within them at regular intervals. Mosaic name tablets reading "7TH AVENUE" in white seriffed lettering on a blue background and gold and brown border appear below the trim lines. Gamboge I-beam columns run along both platforms, alternating ones having the standard black station name plate with white lettering.
This is one of two stations on the B train named "Seventh Avenue"; the other is Seventh Avenue–53rd Street on the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan.
This station has two entrances and exits. One stair goes up to the south sidewalk of Park Place east of Flatbush Avenue, while the other stair goes to the south sidewalk of Flatbush Avenue southeast of Park Place.
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3 (New York City Subway service)
B (New York City Subway service)
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145th Street station (IND lines)
Q (New York City Subway service)
96th Street station (Second Avenue Subway)
Brighton Beach station (BMT Brighton Line)
Prospect Park station (BMT lines)
Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station
4 (New York City Subway service)
Source: "Seventh Avenue station (BMT Brighton Line)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 12th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_Avenue_station_(BMT_Brighton_Line).
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- ^ a b "New Subways Add Seven More Miles to BRT on Aug 1". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 25, 1920. Retrieved August 19, 2016 – via newspapers.com.
- ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
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- ^ 1912 BMT network map NYCSubway Retrieved 2009-07-20
- ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965.
- ^ a b Dual Contracts construction map
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- ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
- nycsubway.org – BMT Brighton Line: 7th Avenue
- Station Reporter — B Train
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- The Subway Nut — 7th Avenue Pictures
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