Shepherd Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

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 Shepherd Avenue
 "C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Shepherd Av NYC Subway Station southbound platform.jpg
Euclid Avenue-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressShepherd Avenue & Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleEast New York
Coordinates40°40′27″N 73°52′51″W / 40.674064°N 73.880825°W / 40.674064; -73.880825Coordinates: 40°40′27″N 73°52′51″W / 40.674064°N 73.880825°W / 40.674064; -73.880825
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Fulton Street Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Other information
OpenedNovember 28, 1948; 70 years ago (November 28, 1948)
Station code187[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,038,180[3]Decrease 2%
Rank355 out of 425
Station succession
Next westVan Siclen Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next eastEuclid Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights

Shepherd Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Shepherd and Pitkin Avenues in Brooklyn, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (Van Siclen Avenue)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway nights) (Euclid Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks do not have any platforms. There are no ads in this station.

This station, along with the Van Siclen Avenue and Liberty Avenue stations, was an unfinished shell during World War II, due to material shortages. Thus, the station got a sightly different tile job and design for the mezzanine compared to earlier local stations along the line. This station opened on November 28, 1948 along with the rest of the Fulton Street Line from East New York to Euclid Avenue.[4] It later became the replacement for the elevated BMT Fulton Street Line's Linwood Street and Montauk Avenue stations, which closed on April 26, 1956 when the connection to the eastern Fulton elevated was opened.


Exits[edit]

There is a crossover and a single double wide stairway from each platform to the mezzanine. Outside of fare control, exits lead to all four corners of Pitkin Avenue and Shepherd Avenue.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Fulton Subway Stations Open After All-Night 'Dry Runs'
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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