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71st Street (BMT West End Line)

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Division  B (BMT)
Services  D  (all times)
Platforms  2 side platforms
Borough  Brooklyn
Line  BMT West End Line
Structure  Elevated
Opened  15 September 1916
Locale  Bensonhurst
71st Street (BMT West End Line)
Tracks  3 (2 in regular service)
Address  Brooklyn, NY 11228, United States
Similar  25th Avenue, 79th Street, 55th Street, 20th Avenue, Bay Parkway

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71st Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 71st Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It is served by the D train at all times.

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Station layout

This elevated station, opened on September 15, 1916, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green frames and support columns along their entire lengths except for small sections at either ends. Here, they have waist-high black steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black plates with white lettering. The platforms were extended to the south in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard "B" Division train length of 600 feet.

In 2012, the station was rehabilitated with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Exits

The station has two fare control areas, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the platforms and tracks. The full-time one is at the south end. A single staircase from each platform go down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to/from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going down to all corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 71st Street. The two southern staircases face south while the two northern ones face east or west.

The station's other fare control area towards the north end is un-staffed. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a landing around a now-closed station house. A single full height turnstile provides access to/from the station before another staircase goes down to either southern corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 69th Street. Nearby is the Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Park.

References

71st Street (BMT West End Line) Wikipedia


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