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Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road station

 Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
NYCS R62 front.jpg
An R62 3 train leaving Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road
Station statistics
AddressSutter Avenue / Rutland Road & East 98th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBrownsville
Coordinates40°39′54″N 73°55′22″W / 40.664884°N 73.922882°W / 40.664884; -73.922882
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: 20 airtransportation.svg B15, B47
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedNovember 22, 1920; 98 years ago (November 22, 1920)
RebuiltOctober 5, 2016; 3 years ago (October 5, 2016) to June 19, 2017; 2 years ago (June 19, 2017)
Station code346[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,968,448[2]Increase 87.6%
Rank241 out of 424
Station succession
Next northCrown Heights–Utica 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 southSaratoga Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights and limited rush hour service in the peak direction

Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Sutter Avenue, Rutland Road, and East 98th Street 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

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 October 5, 2016, to June 19, 2017, this station and Junius Street were closed for renovations.[9][10][11]

Station layout

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

This elevated station has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never added.[12] The middle third of both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies supported by green frames and support columns. The remaining two-thirds have red, waist-high steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black name plates in white lettering.

This is the northernmost station on the IRT New Lots Line. To the north, the line curves west under Eastern Parkway and goes underground to become the IRT Eastern Parkway Line. The Manhattan-bound track goes underneath the New Lots Avenue-bound track on the south side of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line. A center track begins at a bumper block near the tunnel portal and merges with the two express tracks of the Eastern Parkway line south of Utica Avenue.[12]

Exits

This station has one elevated station house beneath the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from the center of each platform go down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to/from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases facing in opposite directions going down to the east side of East 98th Street at the T-intersection of Rutland Road. The north staircase is near the southern corner of the T-intersection of Sutter Avenue and East 98th Street. A third staircase goes down to the northwest corner of East 98th Street and Rutland Road.[13]

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. ^ "ServiceAlert: As of 5 AM, the Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations have reopened for 3 and 4 subway service". @NYCTSubway. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Sutter Av-Rutland Rd, Junius St Stations on 3 Line Reopen". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "The Stations Were Closed for Renewal Work Since April". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 16, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

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