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Rockaway Avenue station (IRT New Lots Line)

 Rockaway Avenue
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Rockaway Avenue-IRT New Lots; Westbound 3 Train.jpg
Northbound 3 train leaving station
Station statistics
AddressRockaway Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBrownsville
Coordinates40°39′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.662541°N 73.908892°W / 40.662541; -73.908892
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT New Lots Line
Services      2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction (limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction (late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only (limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B60
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedNovember 22, 1920; 98 years ago (November 22, 1920)
RebuiltApril 20, 2015; 4 years ago (April 20, 2015) to March 28, 2016; 3 years ago (March 28, 2016)
Station code348[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,412,271[2]Decrease 16.2%
Rank306 out of 424
Station succession
Next westSaratoga Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only
Next eastJunius Street: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights and limited rush hour service in the peak direction

Rockaway Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at Rockaway Avenue and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. It is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. During weekday rush hours, occasional 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.[3]

History

Track layout

The New Lots Line was built as a part of Contract 3 of the Dual Contracts between New York City and the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, including this station.[4] It was built as an elevated line because the ground in this area is right above the water table, and as a result the construction of a subway would have been prohibitively expensive.[5] The first portion of the line between Utica Avenue and Junius Street, including this station, opened on November 22, 1920, with shuttle trains operating over this route.[6][7] The line was completed to New Lots Avenue on October 16, 1922,[7] with a two-car train running on the northbound track.[8] On October 31, 1924, through service to New Lots Avenue was begun.[8]

From April 20, 2015 to March 28, 2016, Rockaway Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue were closed for renovations.[9][10]

Station layout

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (rush hours only) (Saratoga Avenue)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (Saratoga Avenue)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Saratoga Avenue)
"5" train toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (rush hours only) (Saratoga Avenue)
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("2" train rush hours, "4" train nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Junius Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Entrance

This station has two side platforms and two tracks. Between the two tracks, there is space for an additional third track that was never installed.[11]

Exits

This station's only exit is via a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. The mezzanine has a crossunder and metal canopies. Outside fare control, stairs go to the northwest and southeast corners of Livonia and Rockaway Avenues.[12]

References

  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. ^
  4. ^ "Nearly 70 Track Miles to Be Added To Rapid Transit Facilities in 1920". Brooklyn Standard Union. December 28, 1919. Retrieved August 14, 2016 – via Fulton History.
  5. ^ "Differ Over Assessment Plans in Transit Projects: Eastern Parkway Subway and Livonia Avenue Extension the Cause of Bitter Dissension Among Property Owners Uptown". The Daily Standard Union. March 13, 1910. Retrieved August 14, 2016 – via Fulton History.
  6. ^ "Annual report. 1920-1921". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Cunningham, Joseph; DeHart, Leonard O. (1993). A History of the New York City Subway System. J. Schmidt, R. Giglio, and K. Lang. p. 53.
  8. ^ a b "IRT Brooklyn Line Opened 90 Years Ago". New York Division Bulletin. New York Division, Electric Railroaders' Association. 53 (9). September 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2016 – via Issu.
  9. ^ "Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av 3 Line Stations To Close for Five Months for Renewal". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 17, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "3 Train Riders Breathe A Sigh Of Relief". The Odyssey Online. March 28, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  11. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

External links

Media related to Rockaway Avenue (IRT New Lots Line) at Wikimedia Commons