Neck Road station

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Neck Road (formerly Gravesend Neck Road) is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. Served by the Q train at all times, it is located at Gravesend Neck Road between East 15th and East 16th Streets in Homecrest, Brooklyn.[3]

 Neck Road
 "Q" train
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Station statistics
AddressGravesend Neck Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleHomecrest
Coordinates40°35′42″N 73°57′19″W / 40.595124°N 73.95528°W / 40.595124; -73.95528Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 73°57′19″W / 40.595124°N 73.95528°W / 40.595124; -73.95528
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Brighton Line
Services      Q all times (all times)
StructureEmbankment
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Other information
OpenedAugust 23, 1907; 112 years ago (August 23, 1907)
Station code053[1]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,366,989[2]Decrease 0.9%
Rank312 out of 424
Station succession
Next northAvenue U: Q all times
Next southSheepshead Bay: Q all times

HistoryEdit

This station opened on August 23, 1907. This station underwent reconstruction from December 2008 to January 2010. Both platforms were rebuilt with new windscreens, canopies, and tactile strip edges. A temporary platform over the express tracks was used to provide service on the side that was under rebuilding.[4] In 2010, the foundation of the LIRR station was excavated to street grade to allow expansion of the station house and installation of the Manhattan-bound platform staircase. The retaining wall and staircase facing Gravesend Neck Road remain intact. Construction continued in 2011 with a mural installation along the southbound platform staircase, and preparation of retail space for newsstand occupancy.

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local   toward 96th Street (Avenue U)
Northbound express   does not stop here
Southbound express   does not stop here →
Southbound local   toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Sheepshead Bay)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Entrances/exits
Station building To entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
 
Former Neck Road LIRR station

This station has two side platforms and four tracks. The center tracks are used by the B express train when it operates on weekdays.[5] Like the rest of the Brighton Line between Avenue H and Sheepshead Bay, it is situated on an embankment.

Both platforms have beige windscreens with green outlines and frames along their entire lengths and red canopies with green frames in the center. The station signs are in the standard black plates in white lettering and lamp posts are on all support columns of the windscreens in the non-canopied areas. The Coney Island-bound platform has a storage area above the mezzanine staircase.

 
Station entrance

To the east of this station are the remains of a station on the former Manhattan Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, also named Neck Road. Until the mid-1920s, this line ran parallel to the Brighton Line from just south of Avenue H, where it branched off from the LIRR's Bay Ridge Branch, to Sheepshead Bay, where it diverged east to Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. While much of the Manhattan Beach right-of-way has been built over, the station foundation and staircases remain. The station had two tracks and two side platforms. A spur also branched off just south of Neck Road and crossed towards the now-razed Sheepshead Bay Race Track.

ExitEdit

The station has one ground-level station house directly underneath the tracks and platforms on the north side of Neck Road. It has a token booth, a single standard MetroCard vending machine, small turnstile bank, two gates, and a double-wide staircase to each platform. Both staircase landings have two full height turnstiles leading directly to the sidewalk. The ones on the Coney Island-bound side are exit-only while the Manhattan-bound side has one for exit-only and another for entry and exit.[6]

In popular cultureEdit

This station served as part of the backdrop for a few scenes in the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, starring Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Q Subway Timetable, Effective November 17, 2019" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Press Release - NYC Transit - Temporary Loss of Brighton Line Express". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  5. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Sheepshead Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.

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