Rockaway Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

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 Rockaway Avenue
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Rockaway Av IRT sta jeh.jpg
Station statistics
AddressRockaway Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBrownsville
Coordinates40°39′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.662541°N 73.908892°W / 40.662541; -73.908892Coordinates: 40°39′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.662541°N 73.908892°W / 40.662541; -73.908892
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT New Lots Line
Services      2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction (limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction (late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only (limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B60
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedNovember 22, 1920; 98 years ago (November 22, 1920)
RebuiltApril 20, 2015; 4 years ago (April 20, 2015) to March 28, 2016; 3 years ago (March 28, 2016)
Station code348[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,685,468[2]Increase 9.8%
Rank280 out of 425
Station succession
Next westSaratoga Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only
Next eastJunius Street: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights and limited rush hour service in the peak direction

Rockaway Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at Rockaway Avenue and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. It is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. During weekday rush hours, occasional 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.[3][4][5][6]

History[edit]

Track layout

This station opened on November 22, 1920, as part of an extension of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line from Utica Avenue to Junius Street.[7]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (Saratoga Avenue)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Saratoga Avenue)[8]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("4" train nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Junius Street) [9]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This station has two side platforms and two tracks. Between the two tracks, there is space for an additional third track that was never installed.

From April 20, 2015 to March 28, 2016, Rockaway Avenue was closed for renovations.[10]

Exits[edit]

This station's only exit is via a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. The mezzanine has a crossunder and metal canopies. Outside fare control, stairs go to the northwest and southeast corners of Livonia and Rockaway Avenues.[11]

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. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "3 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "4 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Annual report. 1920-1921". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  8. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  9. ^ Occasional PM rush hour 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street, one AM rush hour 4 train to Woodlawn, and one AM rush hour 5 trains to both East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue.
  10. ^ "Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av 3 Line Stations To Close for Five Months for Renewal", mta.info, April 17, 2015
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

External links[edit]

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