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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
Address Avenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N Template:NYCS time (all times)
      W Template:NYCS time (selected rush-hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B3
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915 (106 years ago) (1915-06-22)
Closed January 18, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-01-18) (northbound reconstruction)
July 31, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-07-31) (southbound reconstruction)
Rebuilt May 22, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-05-22) (northbound reopening)
October 29, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-10-29) (southbound reopening)
Station code 078
Opposite-direction transfer available Yes
Other entrances/
at Avenue U and Avenue T
Passengers (2019) 1,019,104  Increase 22.7%
Rank 359 out of 425
Station succession
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.


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The southbound platform prior to its renovation

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.

Station layout

G Station house Entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard machines
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local "N" train toward Ditmars Boulevard (Kings Highway)
"W" train toward Ditmars Boulevard (select weekday trips) (Kings Highway)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "n" train toward Coney Island (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. 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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