Avenue U station (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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

 Avenue U
 "N" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Station AvenueU.jpg
Station statistics
AddressAvenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Coordinates40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667Coordinates: 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667
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: B3
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 22, 1915 (104 years ago) (1915-06-22)[1]
ClosedJanuary 18, 2016; 4 years ago (2016-01-18) (northbound reconstruction)
July 31, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-07-31) (southbound reconstruction)
RebuiltMay 22, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-05-22) (northbound reopening)
October 29, 2018; 14 months ago (2018-10-29) (southbound reopening)
Station code078[2]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Other entrances/
at Avenue U and Avenue T
Passengers (2018)830,278[3]Increase 13%
Rank375 out of 424
Station succession
Next northKings Highway: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next south86th Street: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips

Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT)
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference #05000675[4]
Added to NRHPJuly 6, 2005


The southbound platform prior to its renovation

This station opened on June 22, 1915, along with the rest of the Sea Beach Line.[1]

In 2005, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[6][7][8] The Coney Island-bound platform was closed for renovations from July 31, 2017,[9][10] to October 29, 2018.[11]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local     toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Kings Highway)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local    toward (86th Street) (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are in an open cut.[12] The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.

The 2018 artwork at this station is "Edges of a South Brooklyn Sky", a series of 14 glass mosaics made by Sally Gil. The artwork represent the local community of Gravesend and the diversity of its residents.[13]


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 and have a single staircase leading to each platform at either ends. The main exit at the south end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Avenue U while the exit at the north end leads to Avenue T and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.[14]


  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 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  5. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places: NRHP #05000675
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  9. ^ DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting - November 2018" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 13, 2018. p. 164. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ "Avenue U Derek Edges of a South Brooklyn Sky, 2018". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Coney Island" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016.

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