Fort Hamilton Parkway (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 Fort Hamilton Parkway
 "N" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
FHP plat Seabeach BMT jeh.JPG
Coney Island-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressFort Hamilton Parkway & 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBensonhurst, Sunset Park
Coordinates40°37′55.56″N 74°0′23.49″W / 40.6321000°N 74.0065250°W / 40.6321000; -74.0065250Coordinates: 40°37′55.56″N 74°0′23.49″W / 40.6321000°N 74.0065250°W / 40.6321000; -74.0065250
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: B16
StructureOpen-cut
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 22, 1915; 103 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code072[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)988,664[3]Increase 78.4%
Rank364 out of 425
Station succession
Next northEighth Avenue: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next southNew Utrecht Avenue: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation

Fort Hamilton Parkway is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 62nd Street. 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 Summer 2019 due to station rehabilitation.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 8 Av
A Coney Island-bound N train stops at the station
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Eighth Avenue)
Reversible express "N" train "W" train do not stop here →
Center track Trackbed
Southbound local No service (New Utrecht Avenue)
Side platform, being renovated until 2019

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 northbound platform has metal canopies while the southbound platform has concrete walls and roof.

At this point, the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch runs alongside north of the 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 expected reopening in Spring 2019.[7][8]

Exits[edit]

Each end has a crossover. The full-time west exit leads to Fort Hamilton Parkway and 62nd Street while the HEET east exit leads to 11th Avenue and 62nd–63rd Streets. The distance between 11th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway makes the platforms much longer than a typical "B" Division train. The station house's construction is stucco with tile interior.[9]

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. 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. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sunset Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.

External links[edit]

The 11th Avenue station house