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79th 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
79th Street (BMT West End Line)
Tracks  3 (2 in regular service)
Address  Brooklyn, NY 11214, United States
Similar  Fort Hamilton Parkway, 18th Avenue, 50th Street, 71st Street, Ninth Avenue

79th Street is a local station on the BMT West End Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 79th 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. The Manhattan-bound platform has a full beige windscreen and brown canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. The Coney Island-bound platform has a beige windscreen and brown canopies with green frames and support columns in the center and high mesh fences at either ends. The station signs are in the standard black plates with white lettering.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005–2009 Capital Construction Program calls for renovation of the stations on the West End Line, including 79th Street.

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 two staircases going down to either northern corners of New Utrecht Avenue and 79th Street.

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 77th Street.

References

79th Street (BMT West End Line) Wikipedia


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