Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line) facts for kids
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|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
Renovated northbound platform in 2017
|Address||Avenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
|Line||BMT Sea Beach Line|
|Services||N Template:NYCS time (all times)
W Template:NYCS time (selected rush-hour trips)
|Transit connections||New York City Bus: B3|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|Closed||January 18, 2016
July 31, 2017 (southbound reconstruction)
|Rebuilt||May 22, 2017
October 29, 2018 (southbound reopening)
|Opposite-direction transfer available||Yes|
|at Avenue U and Avenue T|
|Passengers (2019)||1,019,104 22.7%|
|Rank||359 out of 425|
|Next north||Kings Highway: N Template:NYCS time W Template:NYCS time|
|Next south||86th Street: N Template:NYCS time W Template:NYCS time|
Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP reference No.||05000675|
|Added to NRHP||July 6, 2005|
Avenue U 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 and several W trains during rush hours.
This station opened on June 22, 1915, along with the rest of the Sea Beach Line.
In 2005, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations. The Coney Island-bound platform was closed for a much longer period of time, from July 31, 2017 to October 29, 2018.
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. 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.
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.
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