New Utrecht Avenue / 62nd Street (New York City Subway)


New Utrecht Avenue / 62nd Street (New York City Subway)
New Utrecht Avenue / 62nd Street
NYCS D NYCS N
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
62nd Street Station Entrance.jpg
Station statistics
Address New Utrecht Avenue & 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bensonhurst, Borough Park
Coordinates 40°37′34″N 73°59′52″W / 40.626086°N 73.997887°W / 40.626086; -73.997887Coordinates: 40°37′34″N 73°59′52″W / 40.626086°N 73.997887°W / 40.626086; -73.997887
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
      N all times (all times)
Connection
Levels 2
Other information
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 1,692,800[1] increase 2.9%
Rank 269 out of 422

New Utrecht Avenue / 62nd Street is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the below-ground BMT Sea Beach Line and the elevated BMT West End Line. It is located at New Utrecht Avenue and 62nd Street in Brooklyn, in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst, and is served by the D and N trains at all times.

Prior to the rebuilding of the two current subway lines at this location during the second decade of the 20th century, this location was known as Bath Junction. Until that time, there was a track connection between the lines, primarily to enable Sea Beach trains to and from Coney Island to access West End Line trackage to reach the Brooklyn Bridge and the Park Row elevated lines terminal in downtown Manhattan.

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BMT Sea Beach Line platforms

New Utrecht Avenue
NYCS N
New York City Subway rapid transit station
New Utrecht Av SB BMT east jeh.JPG
Eastern end of platforms
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in revenue service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915
Station succession
Next north Fort Hamilton Parkway: N all times
Next south 18th Avenue: N all times

New Utrecht Avenue on the BMT Sea Beach Line has four tracks and two side platforms. Platform extensions are to the north end of the station and beyond the main staircase. Either ends of both platforms are underneath tunnels. The north end has two staircases to the full time booth, where the transfer to the elevated BMT West End Line is available. The south end at 15th Avenue and 63rd Street is HEET access and formerly had a booth. The north end has unusual bricks on the staircase walls, suggesting the staircases were redone when the platform was extended. The original entrance had only one staircase to platform level. After the platform extension, the staircase was redone in a T formation along with the installation of brick walls. This segment of the station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005.[2]

Northbound platform


BMT West End Line platforms

62nd Street
NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
62 Street NYC Subway Station by David Shankbone.JPG
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT West End Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened September 15, 1916
Station succession
Next north 55th Street (local): D all times
Ninth Avenue (express): no regular service
Next south 71st Street (local): D all times
Bay Parkway (express): no regular service

62nd Street is an express station on the BMT West End Line that has three tracks and two island platforms. The middle express track is only used for re-routings and non-revenue movements. There are two fare control areas. The full time side is at 62nd Street and has the transfer to the N train. The part time side is at 60th Street and this is where the famous chase scene in the 1971 film, The French Connection ends. This side was renovated and is HEET access for most of the day. A booth formerly existed here. New windows and lighting restored this mezzanine to good condition. However, the staircases from the street still have wooden boards. The station-house for the BMT Sea Beach Line used to have a newsstand and two additional doors on the left side. As of October 2010, this station has been under going renovations which includes a new canopy and repainted side roof and beams.

Bath Junction

Bath Junction was the originally railroad junction and station on the New York & Sea Beach Railway, (Sea Beach Line) located near the current intersection of New Utrecht Avenue and 62nd Street in Brooklyn, to describe its junction with the Brooklyn, Bath & Coney Island Railroad (West End Line).

The West End Line initially described the same location as Sea Beach Junction, but the term Bath Junction was soon used by both roads. Sea Beach trains used the junction to get to Manhattan by merging onto the West End Line. Both lines merged with the BMT Culver Line at Ninth Avenue and later the BMT Fifth Avenue Line and BMT Myrtle Avenue Line.

After both lines were rebuilt as rapid transit lines of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, now part of the New York City Subway system, the name Bath Junction was dropped.

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