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Station: 4th Avenue (Crosstown Line)

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IND Crosstown Line
F.GIF 179th Street · 169th Street · Parsons Boulevard · Sutphin Boulevard · Briarwood-Van Wyck Boulevard · Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens · 75th Avenue · 71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · Roosevelt Avenue · 21st Street-Queensbridge · Roosevelt Island · Lexington Ave.-63rd St. · 57th Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · 2nd Avenue · Delancey Street · East Broadway · York Street · Jay St.-Metrotech · Bergen Street · Carroll Street · Smith-9th Street · 4th Avenue · 7th Avenue-Park Slope · 15th Street-Prospect Park · Fort Hamilton Parkway · Church Avenue · Ditmas Avenue · 18th Avenue · Avenue I · Bay Parkway · Avenue N · Avenue P · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Avenue X · Neptune Avenue · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
G.GIF Court Square · 21st Street-Van Alst · Greenpoint Avenue ·Nassau Avenue · Metropolitan Avenue-Grand Street · Broadway · Flushing Avenue · Myrtle-Willoughby Aves. · Bedford-Nostrand Aves. · Classon Avenue · Clinton-Washington Aves. · Fulton Street · Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street · Bergen Street · Carroll Street · Smith-9th Street · 4th Avenue · 7th Avenue-Park Slope · 15th Street-Prospect Park · Fort Hamilton Parkway · Church Avenue


Overview

Opened: 7/1/1933

Transfer here to: BMT 4th Avenue Line

Local station with four tracks and two side platforms. This station is elevated along a viaduct. The station is more or less level but it enters at its south end the tunnel into the hillside of Park Slope. The downtown express track in the station has a concrete bed, not the ballast and tie bed of the other tracks on this viaduct. This better resists drips and spills from the GG train when it sleeps here between runs.

West (or north) of this station is a stub-end reversing spur entered only from this station. It is level, between the two express tracks, while the rest of the line ramps up toward Smith-9th Street. Trains are rarely, if ever, stored here.

The station has a crew quarters/offices structure over both platforms which is constructed of brick with evidence of covered/removed windows.

The mezzanine has light green accent tile with the main tile being ivory colored. On the Coney Island-bound mezzanine we overlook the street level which features stores outside the fare control. There is a painted-over mosaic reading "To Coney Island" in the mezzanine, and a mosaic "To Manhattan" is still visible. Inasmuch as the line never went to Coney Island when it was first built, the "To Coney Island" mosaic is puzzling. Was it added after the line tied into the BMT Culver line? Was it an anticipatory sign for a future prolongation to Coney Island (like some "To the Rockaways" mosaics along Queens Boulevard)? Not sure.

Due to the layout at the BMT 9th Street station, different stairs must be used to transfer to Manhattan and Coney Island BMT trains.


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