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East 105th Street (BMT Canarsie Line)

East 105th Street is a grade-level station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located near East 105th Street between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road in Canarsie, Brooklyn,[3] it is served by the L train at all times.[4]

 East 105 Street
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
East 105th Street Station.jpg
Platform view; the station house at East 105th Street is in the background
Station statistics
AddressEast 105th Street & Farragut Road
Brooklyn, NY 11236
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleCanarsie
Coordinates40°39′05″N 73°53′56″W / 40.651308°N 73.899021°W / 40.651308; -73.899021Coordinates: 40°39′05″N 73°53′56″W / 40.651308°N 73.899021°W / 40.651308; -73.899021
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Canarsie Line
Services      L all times (all times)
StructureAt-grade
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
OpenedJuly 28, 1906; 112 years ago (1906-07-28)
Station code137[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,201,452[2]Steady 0%
Rank332 out of 425
Station succession
Next northNew Lots Avenue: L all times
Next southCanarsie – Rockaway Parkway: L all times

Contents

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
   
       
     
     
   
     
   
   
 
 
 
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G
Ground/
platform level
Southbound   toward Canarsie (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound   toward Eighth Avenue (New Lots Avenue)
Yard lead No passenger service
Street Level Exit/Entrance
 
Site of former grade crossing at the station

This grade-level station opened on July 28, 1906 as a replacement for a former station along a steam dummy line known as the Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach Railroad. It has three tracks and a narrow island platform. The platform, which only has one single-sided bench, serves the middle track (Manhattan-bound) and northern one (Rockaway Parkway-bound). The southern-most track is a stub-end track that leads to the Canarsie Yard.[5] The station was rebuilt twice: in the 1970s and in 2005.

The only grade crossing of the subway system was located at where East 105th Street crossed the Canarsie Line.[6] It was eliminated in the 1970s and is located at the site of the current station house. The crossing was closed on August 5, 1973.[7][8][9] The grade crossing elimination was part of the construction of the Flatlands Industrial Park.[10]

The MTA still lists the station being at Turnbull Avenue, a dirt road which once ran along the tracks but no longer exists.[11] A part of Turnbull Avenue, directly northeast of the station, is still extant as a driveway that runs to the southeast of the line from Stanley Avenue/East 108th Street to just short of the East 105th Street station's station house.[12]

The artwork here is called Crescendo by Michael Ingui. Installed during a 2007 renovation, it consists of stained glass windows near the staircases.[13][14] The renovation also resulted in a short canopy being installed above the platform. There is a substation just south of the station.[15]

ExitsEdit

The station's only exit and entrance is via a station house directly above the platform and tracks at their extreme east (railroad north) end. A staircase from the platform goes up to a waiting area, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases, each going down to both dead-ends of East 105th Street.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Neighborhood Map Brownsville Ocean Hill East New York Remsen Village" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "L Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Bennett, Charles G. (July 24, 1959). "Yes, City Transit System Has a Grade Crossing; City Lets Canarsie Retain Gates At Sole Transit System Crossing". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Last Grade Crossing on Subway System Is Closed". New York Times. August 6, 1973. p. 28. Retrieved January 2, 2007.
  8. ^ "New York City Transit Facts & Figures: 1979" (PDF). La Guardia and Wagner Archives. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit Authority. 1979. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  9. ^ New York City Transit's Facts & Figures Celebrating 90 Years of Subway Service 1904–1994. New York City Transit. 1994. p. 4.
  10. ^ Fowler, Glenn (September 6, 1970). "Flatlands Industrial Park, Year Old, Making Strides". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  11. ^ L Train timetable
  12. ^ "CANARSIE, Brooklyn Part 1 - Forgotten New York". forgotten-ny.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Crescendo (Michael Ingui)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  14. ^ "MTA | Press Release | MTA Headquarters | MTA Arts for Transit and Artist Michael Ingui Receive Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Award". www.mta.info. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  15. ^ Cox, Jeremiah. "East 105 Street (L) - The SubwayNut". subwaynut.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  16. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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