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Ralph Avenue station (IND Fulton Street Line)

 Ralph Avenue
 "C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Platform view
Station statistics
AddressRalph Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
LocaleBedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill
Coordinates40°40′44″N 73°55′18″W / 40.678815°N 73.92168°W / 40.678815; -73.92168
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Fulton Street Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B47
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedApril 9, 1936; 83 years ago (April 9, 1936)[1]
Station code182[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2018)1,850,375[4]Decrease 2.3%
Rank253 out of 424
Station succession
Next northUtica Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next southRockaway Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights

Ralph Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train serves the station.


Track layout

This underground station opened on April 9, 1936, and replaced the BMT Fulton Street El.[1] The Ralph Avenue El station, which was formerly above the current subway station, closed on May 31, 1940.[5]

Station layout

G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (Utica Avenue)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway nights) (Rockaway Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound platform
Closed Entrance to Ralph Avenue station

The station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two express tracks are used by the A train during daytime hours.

Both platforms are column-less and have a maroon trim-line with a deep maroon border and name tablets reading "RALPH AVE." in white sans serif font on a deep maroon background and maroon border. Underneath the trim line are small directional and station signs reading "RALPH" in white lettering on a black background.

This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks. Only the western entrance is open to the public, and there are four staircases to each platform. The mezzanine columns are painted maroon (used to be dark blue) except for those that have payphones on them, which are instead painted yellow.


The fare control area at the extreme west end has a bank of four turnstiles and one exit-only turnstile. There is a token booth and two street stairs, one to the southeast corner of Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street and the other to the northeast peninsula formed by Ralph Avenue, MacDougal Street, and Fulton Street.[6]

This station formerly had another entrance/exit to Howard Avenue and Fulton Street at the east (railroad south) end. The street stairs on the northwest side of the intersection, though closed, remain intact, but the street stairs on the southwest side of the intersection were sealed. Both platforms have one staircase to the closed-off portion of the mezzanine.[6]


  1. ^ a b "NEW SUBWAY LINK OPENED BY MAYOR; He Tells 15,000 in Brooklyn It Will Be Extended to Queens When Red Tape Is Cut". The New York Times. 1936-04-09. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ New York Times, Last Train is Run on Fulton St. 'El', June 1, 1940
  6. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ocean Hill" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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