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55th Street (BMT West End Line)

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Division  B (BMT)
Services  D  (all times)
Structure  Elevated
Opened  24 June 1916
Locale  Borough Park
Line  BMT West End Line
Transit connections  NYCT Bus: B16
Platforms  2 side platforms
Borough  Brooklyn
Tracks  3
55th Street (BMT West End Line)
Address  Brooklyn, NY 11219, United States
Similar  71st Street, 25th Avenue, Ninth Avenue, 20th Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway

55th Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 55th Street and 13th Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.


Station layout

This elevated station, opened on June 24, 1916, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. Both platforms have beige windscreens along the entire length and beige canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. The station signs are in the standard black plates in white lettering.

The station house was renovated as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005-09 Capital Construction Program. Square windows were installed in the mezzanine and chain link fences separate the street stairs with the platform ones.


The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It has three staircases from the streets, one on the northeast corner of 55th Street and New Utrecht Avenue and two to either southern corners. Inside the station house, there is a token booth, turnstiles and two staircases to each platform at the center. The waiting area inside fare control allows free transfer between directions.


55th Street (BMT West End Line) Wikipedia