Central Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

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 Central Avenue
 "M" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Central Ave. (9522494453).jpg
Middle Village-bound M train of R160s arriving at the renovated Central Avenue station
Station statistics
AddressCedar Street & Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Coordinates40°41′53″N 73°55′31″W / 40.698015°N 73.9252°W / 40.698015; -73.9252Coordinates: 40°41′53″N 73°55′31″W / 40.698015°N 73.9252°W / 40.698015; -73.9252
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Services      M all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport New York City Bus: B38, B54
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedDecember 19, 1889; 129 years ago (1889-12-19)
ClosedMarch 9, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-03-09) (first closing)
July 1, 2017; 22 months ago (2017-07-01) (temporary line closure)
RebuiltAugust 2, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-08-02) (reconstruction)
April 30, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-04-30) (temporary line closure)
Station code114[1]
Passengers (2017)539,681[2]Decrease 53.4%
Rank404 out of 425
Station succession
Next eastKnickerbocker Avenue: M all times
Next westMyrtle Avenue: M all times
Broadway: no regular service (Demolished)

Central Avenue is a station on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Myrtle Avenue and Cedar Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served by the M train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Unused trackways
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound "M" train toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue weekdays, 96th Street weekends,
"M" train Myrtle Avenue nights (Myrtle Avenue)
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Eastbound "M" train toward Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue (Knickerbocker Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station, opened on December 19, 1889, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track, which was removed by 1946.

The Queens-bound platform has brown canopies with green frames and support columns for the entire length except for small sections at either ends. A small section in the center below the canopy has beige windscreens while the rest of the platform has black, waist-high, steel fences. The Manhattan-bound platform has the same layout as the Queens-bound one except that the entire canopied portion has beige windscreens.


This station was rehabilitated from March to August 2013.[3] On July 1, 2017, the station was closed again until April 30, 2018, as part of the reconstruction of the Myrtle Avenue Line's junction with the BMT Jamaica Line.[4][5][6]


This station has one elevated station house beneath the platforms and tracks at the east end, though extra beams on the elevated structure suggests that another station house formerly existed at the west end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the southwest and northwest corners of Myrtle Avenue and Cedar Street. Only the northern staircase has a canopy above it.[7]


  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. ^ "Central Avenue M Station Reopens Following Rehab". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Rivoli, Dan (March 17, 2016). "M line to be shut down next year for repairs". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Brown, Nicole (March 18, 2016). "MTA: M line will shut down for part of next year". am New York. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Myrtle Avenue Line Infrastructure Projects". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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