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Neptune Avenue is a station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, at the intersection of Neptune Avenue and West 6th Street. It is served by the F train at all times and the <F> train during rush hours in the peak direction.

 Neptune Avenue
 "F" train"F" express train
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Station statistics
AddressNeptune Avenue & West Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleConey Island
Coordinates40°34′49.43″N 73°58′28.44″W / 40.5803972°N 73.9745667°W / 40.5803972; -73.9745667Coordinates: 40°34′49.43″N 73°58′28.44″W / 40.5803972°N 73.9745667°W / 40.5803972; -73.9745667
DivisionB (IND, formerly BMT)
LineIND Culver Line
BMT Culver Line (formerly)
Services      F all times (all times) <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction (two rush hour trains, peak direction)​
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B68
StructureElevated
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedMay 1, 1920; 99 years ago (May 1, 1920)
Station code253[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Former/other namesVan Sicklen
Traffic
Passengers (2018)433,083[2]Decrease 9.5%
Rank410 out of 424
Station succession
Next northAvenue X: F all times <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction
Next southWest Eighth Street–New York Aquarium: F all times <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction

HistoryEdit

This station opened on May 1, 1920, as part of an extension of the BMT Culver Line from Avenue X to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue, completing the line. This was the last of the four lines to Coney Island, and upon its opening the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was forced to cut the fare to Coney Island from ten to five cents.[3][4]

In 2002, it was announced that Neptune Avenue would be one of ten subway stations citywide to receive renovations.[5] It was renovated during the reconstruction of Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue between 2001 and 2004.

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
P
Platform level
Northbound     toward Jamaica–179th Street (Avenue X)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound     toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (West Eighth Street–New York Aquarium)
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
 
Entrance to mezzanine from platform

This elevated station has one island platform and two tracks.[6] The platform has a brown canopy with green frames and support columns in the center and black lampposts at either ends. The station signs are in the standard black plates with white lettering.

The 2004 artwork here is called Looking Up by Michael Krondl. It features stained glass panels on four of the station's sign structures depicting images related to Coney Island, including the Cyclone.

The original name of this station was Van Sicklen, named for the family that owned the property through which the original surface right-of-way passed, and that operated the Van Sicklen Hotel at the location. The name was changed to Neptune Avenue in 1995.

ExitsEdit

This station has one elevated station-house beneath the center of the platform and tracks. Two staircases from the platform go down to a landing, where a set of doors for each one leads to two more staircases that go down to the mezzanine. The mezzanine has a turnstile bank, exit-only turnstile, token booth, and two staircases going down to either side of West Sixth Street north of Neptune Avenue.[7]

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. ^ "5-CENT FARE TO CONEY.; Change Is Effective Today on B.R. T. Elevated and Subway Lines". The New York Times. May 1, 1920. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ District, New York (State) Public Service Commission First (January 1, 1921). Annual Report for the Year Ended ... The Commission.
  5. ^ "RENOVATION IS SET FOR 10 SUBWAY STATIONS". NY Daily News. June 11, 2002. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Coney Island" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016.

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