Kings Highway (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 Kings Highway
 "N" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Station statistics
AddressKings Highway & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Coordinates40°36′11.33″N 73°58′48.83″W / 40.6031472°N 73.9802306°W / 40.6031472; -73.9802306Coordinates: 40°36′11.33″N 73°58′48.83″W / 40.6031472°N 73.9802306°W / 40.6031472; -73.9802306
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: B82, B82 SBS
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 22, 1915; 103 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
ClosedJanuary 18, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-01-18) (northbound reconstruction)
July 31, 2017; 21 months ago (2017-07-31) (southbound reconstruction)
RebuiltMay 22, 2017; 23 months ago (2017-05-22) (northbound reopening)
October 29, 2018; 6 months ago (2018-10-29) (southbound reopening)
Station code077[2]
Passengers (2017)910,558[3]Increase 91.4%
Rank369 out of 425
Station succession
Next northBay Parkway: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next southAvenue U: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips

Kings Highway is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Kings Highway and West Seventh Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn. It is served by the N train at all times and several W trains during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Av U
G Street level Station building, entrance/exit, 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 (Bay Parkway)
Northbound express  No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue, "W" train toward 86th Street (Avenue U)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound platform

This open-cut station, which opened on June 22, 1915,[1] has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both tracks are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are carved within the Earth's crust on an open cut. The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.

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. Each one has a single staircase leading to each platform at either extreme ends. The main exit at the north end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Kings Highway while the exit at the south end leads to Highlawn Avenue and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.

At the southeast end of the station, switches allow trains to crossover between any of the four tracks. North of here, the Manhattan-bound express track continues with the rest of Sea Beach Line, but there are no signals until Eighth Avenue, so only one train is allowed to run along this stretch at a time. It is signaled for bi-directional service like other center tracks on three track lines throughout the system. The Coney Island-bound express track has been severed from the other three tracks between Eighth Avenue and this station and is unusable for service. South of this station, the two usable express tracks continue until they merge with the local tracks south of 86th Street station.

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 platform was closed for renovations from July 31, 2017,[7][8] to October 29, 2018.[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. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). 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". Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting - November 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 13, 2018. p. 164. Retrieved November 10, 2018.

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