18th Avenue (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 18 Avenue
 "N" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
The station house along 18th Avenue in May 2017
Station statistics
Address18th Avenue & 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
LocaleBensonhurst, Mapleton
Coordinates40°37′12.07″N 73°59′22″W / 40.6200194°N 73.98944°W / 40.6200194; -73.98944Coordinates: 40°37′12.07″N 73°59′22″W / 40.6200194°N 73.98944°W / 40.6200194; -73.98944
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Sea Beach Line
Services      N all times (all times)
      W selected rush-hour trips (selected rush-hour trips)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: B8
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 22, 1915 (104 years ago) (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code074[2]
Passengers (2017)992,834[3]Increase 37.3%
Rank363 out of 425
Station succession
Next northNew Utrecht Avenue: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next south20th Avenue: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation

18th Avenue is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 64th Street in Brooklyn. It is served by the N train at all times and several W trains during rush hours in the northbound direction only. Southbound trains will not stop here until Spring 2019 due to station rehabilitation.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (New Utrecht Avenue)
Reversible express "N" train "W" train do not stop here →
Center track Trackbed
Southbound local No service (20th Avenue)
Side platform, being renovated until 2019
16th Avenue Powerhouse north of the station.

This open-cut station opened on June 22, 1915.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms, but the two center express tracks are not normally used. The Coney Island-bound track has been disconnected from the line and the Manhattan-bound track is signaled for trains in both directions. Both platforms are made of concrete and carved in the Earth's crust. The rectangular columns are painted light blue while the platform walls are painted beige.

This station was renovated with cream colored tiles and a light blue and red trim line. From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[4][5][6] The Coney Island-bound platforms closed on July 31, 2017, with an reopening in Spring 2019.[7][8]


18th Avenue platform view in August 2006.

This station has two fare control areas, one at each end of the platforms. The full-time side is at the east (railroad south) end. A single staircase from each platform goes up to a metal crossover, where a short staircase goes up to a set of doors that lead to the station house's waiting area. A turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and doors leading to the west side of 18th Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets. The station house is shared with several businesses.[9]

On the west (railroad north) end of the station, one staircase from each platform goes up to a metal crossover, where a set of doors lead to an un-staffed station house with one exit only turnstile and one High Entry/Exit Turnstile providing access to and from the station. The doors lead to the west side of 17th Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets.[9]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bensonhurst" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016.

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