|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
Manhattan bound platform
|Address||Union Street & Fourth Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11217
|Line||BMT Fourth Avenue Line|
|Services||D (late nights) |
N (late nights)
R (all times)
W (limited rush hour service only)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B37 (on Third Avenue); B63 (on Fifth Avenue)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned|
|Passengers (2018)||2,090,848 8%|
|Rank||226 out of 424|
|Next north||Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center: D N R W|
|Next south||Ninth Street: D N R W|
Union Street is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Union Street in Brooklyn, New York City, serving the communities of Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens. It is served by the R train at all times. The D and N trains also stop here during late nights, and a few rush-hour W trains stop here in the peak direction.
The station was renovated twice. The first time was in the late 1970s. The original trim lines were replaced with white cinderblock tiles, except for small recesses in the walls, which contain gray-painted cinderblock tiles. The staircases were repaired and new platform edges were installed. The gray cinderblock field contains the station-name signs and white text pointing to the exits. The renovation also replaced incandescent lighting with fluorescent lighting.
The station was renovated again from 1991 to 1994. The $2,397,000 contract for the project was awarded on February 28, 1991. During the closure of the southbound platform, the glazed tiles at the station were heavily defaced with graffiti, and were cleaned prior to the station's reopening with a heavy duty cleaner, which damaged the glazing. A modification to the contract was approved on May 23, 1994. As part of the modification, new graffiti resistant ceramic tile was installed, signage, advertising panels, benches and trash bins were removed and reinstalled, exhaust systems were added in the porter rooms at both platforms, and the wall-mounted conductors board was replaced by a ceiling-mounted one. The modification cost $174,000, and change orders cost $111,004.:C-99, C-100 The Brooklyn-bound platform was closed between July 15 and November 15, 1991, while the Manhattan-bound platform was closed between February 19 and June 20, 1992.
In addition to upgrading the same elements that were replaced in the previous overhaul, tiling on floors and track walls, the public announcement system, and safety treads along platform edges and track-beds were replaced. It also included an art installation by Emmett Wigglesworth called CommUnion. It features twenty-two panels of various designs in the recessed area of the platform tiles above the station signs and other designs on the openings in the track walls.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (Whitehall Street late nights) (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)|
← toward Norwood–205th Street late nights (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
← late nights, rush hours toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local|| toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (Ninth Street) → |
toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue late nights (Ninth Street) →
late nights, rush hours toward 86th Street–Gravesend (Ninth Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
This underground station has four tracks and two side platforms. The center express tracks are used by the D and N during daytime hours. A white tiled curtain wall separates them from the local tracks.
Both platforms are columnless except for a section at their extreme north ends, where they were extended to 615 feet (187 m) in the 1960s to accommodate the standard length of a B Division train. Here, the columns are cream colored I-beams. The ceiling is lower in this section.
Each platform has one same-level fare control area in the center and there are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfer between directions. The Manhattan-bound side has a fare control area, a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The stairs on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the southeast corner of Union Street and Fourth Avenue while those on the Bay Ridge-bound platform goes up to the southwest corner. The Bay Ridge-bound side has a fare control area, a turnstile bank without a token booth, and two street stairs.
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