Ralph Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Ralph Avenue
"C" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southern staircase
Station statistics
Address Ralph Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bedford-Stuyvesant
Coordinates 40°40′44″N 73°55′18″W / 40.678815°N 73.92168°W / 40.678815; -73.92168Coordinates: 40°40′44″N 73°55′18″W / 40.678815°N 73.92168°W / 40.678815; -73.92168
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B47
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened April 9, 1936; 81 years ago (April 9, 1936)[1]
Station code 182[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,863,036[4]Decrease 0.3%
Rank 262 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Utica Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next south Rockaway Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights

Ralph Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train serves the station.

History

Track layout

This underground station opened on April 9, 1936, and replaced the BMT Fulton Street El.[1] The Ralph Avenue El station, which was formerly above the current subway station, closed on May 31, 1940.[5]

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (Utica Avenue)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Rockaway Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound platform
Closed Entrance to Ralph Avenue station

The station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two express tracks are used by the A train during daytime hours.

Both platforms are column-less and have a rouge trim-line with a purple border and name tablets reading "RALPH AVE." in white sans serif font on a purple background and rouge border. Underneath the trim line are small directional and station signs reading "RALPH" in white lettering on a black border.

This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks. Only the western half is open to the public and has two staircases to each platform. The columns here are painted dark blue except for those that have payphones on them, which are painted yellow.

Exits

The fare control area at the extreme west end has a bank of four turnstiles and one exit-only turnstile. There is a token booth and two street stairs, one to the southeast corner of Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street and the other to the northeast peninsula formed by Ralph Avenue, MacDougal Street, and Fulton Street.[6]

This station formerly had another entrance/exit to Howard Avenue and Fulton Street at the east (railroad south) end. The street stairs on either eastern side of the intersection, though closed, remain intact. Both platforms have many staircases to the closed-off portion of the mezzanine.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "NEW SUBWAY LINK OPENED BY MAYOR; He Tells 15,000 in Brooklyn It Will Be Extended to Queens When Red Tape Is Cut". The New York Times. 1936-04-09. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ New York Times, Last Train is Run on Fulton St. 'El', June 1, 1940
  6. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ocean Hill" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

External links

  • nycsubway.org – IND Fulton: Ralph Avenue
  • Station Reporter — C Train
  • The Subway Nut — Ralph Avenue Pictures
  • Ralph Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Closed Howard Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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