Beverley Road (BMT Brighton Line)

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 Beverley Road
 "Q" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Beverley BMT sta house from platform jeh.jpg
Looking north towards the station house from the Coney Island-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressBeverly Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11226
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleDitmas Park, Flatbush
Coordinates40°38′41″N 73°57′52″W / 40.644625°N 73.964472°W / 40.644625; -73.964472Coordinates: 40°38′41″N 73°57′52″W / 40.644625°N 73.964472°W / 40.644625; -73.964472
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Brighton Line
Services      Q all times (all times)
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Other information
Openedoriginal station: c. 1900
Rebuiltcurrent station: 1907; 112 years ago (1907)
Station code045[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,038,252[2]Increase 8.8%
Rank354 out of 425
Station succession
Next northChurch Avenue: Q all times
Next southCortelyou Road: Q all times

Beverley Road Subway Station (BRT pre-Dual System)
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference #04001024[3]
Added to NRHPJuly 17, 2004

Beverley Road is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. It is located over a private right-of-way at Beverly Road between Marlborough Road/East 15th Street and East 16th Street in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn. It is served by the Q train at all times.[4]

History[edit]

Track layout

The original station at this location was opened around 1900 as a two-track street-level side platform station running south from a grade crossing at Beverley Road. The station was established to serve the then-new upscale planned community of Prospect Park South. The current station house and below-grade platforms were completed at the end of 1907, and have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.[5]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Beverley Road, 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.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Station building, entrance/exit, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "Q" train toward 96th Street (Church Avenue)
Northbound express "B" train does not stop here
Southbound express "B" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "Q" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Cortelyou Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Looking south toward Cortelyou Road station

This open-cut station has four tracks and two side platforms, typical for a New York City Subway local station.[7]

This station is spelled with three "e"s, unlike its Nostrand Avenue IRT counterpart, which is spelled with two, reflecting the original spelling of the street's name. The 1907 station-house was the focus of an early 1990s in-house renovation. Sitting on the open-cut portion of the Brighton Line, another gentle curve to the right is at the far north end along with clearly visible platform extensions, allowing passengers to watch trains between Church Avenue and Cortelyou Road.

Exit[edit]

The station's sole entrance is through a station house at Beverly Road between Marlborough Road and East 16th Streets.[8] The station-house features artwork called Garden Stops by Patsy Norvell, which has etched images of leaves on the glass windows inside fare control facing the south. The artwork can be seen from both inside the mezzanine and while standing on either platform to the south; this artwork is also visible at the neighboring Cortelyou Road station.[9] Colors at this station are green and beige.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "Q Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Structure #04001024)
  6. ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965.
  7. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Flatbush" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  9. ^ http://culturenow.org/entry&permalink=04717&seo=Garden-Stops_Patsy-Norvell-and-MTA-Arts-For-Transit

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