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Station: 62nd Street (West End)

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BMT West End Line
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Overview

Opened: 9/15/1916

Transfer here to: BMT Sea Beach Line

At New Utrecht Ave., this station is perhaps the highlight of the line. From the two island platforms you can see the BMT Sea Beach Line at the south end. The station has recently been rebuilt. The north exit leads to 61st St., the south exit to 62nd St. and the Sea Beach line. The south exit is unusual; down one level to a crossunder mezzanine below the tracks, then down six more steps to an intermediate level, then down 20 steps to the station house at street level (and down again to the Sea Beach line). The center track here is used only for construction reroutes, as there is no regular express service on this line. A tower and electrical room are at the south end of the northbound platform.

Good views are to be had from here south to Coney Island of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Its towers stand some 630 feet above the water and are visible from all over the southwest quarter of Brooklyn.

Artwork

Nature Rail, Andrea Dezsö, 2012.

Photo Gallery


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