Avenue N
 "F" train"F" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Southwest entrance
Station statistics
AddressAvenue N & McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
LocaleBensonhurst, Mapleton, Midwood
Coordinates40°36′54.16″N 73°58′27.19″W / 40.6150444°N 73.9742194°W / 40.6150444; -73.9742194Coordinates: 40°36′54.16″N 73°58′27.19″W / 40.6150444°N 73.9742194°W / 40.6150444; -73.9742194
DivisionB (IND, formerly BMT)
LineIND Culver Line
BMT Culver Line (formerly)
Services      F all times (all times) <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction (two rush hour trains, peak direction)​
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B9
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedMarch 16, 1919 (101 years ago) (1919-03-16)
Station code248[1]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Former/other namesWoodlawn
Passengers (2018)612,201[2]Decrease 4.8%
Rank396 out of 424
Station succession
Next northBay Parkway: F all times <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction
Next southAvenue P: F all times <F> two rush hour trains, peak direction

Avenue N is a local station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Avenue N and McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn. It is served by the F train at all times and the <F> train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "F" train "F" express train toward Jamaica–179th Street (Bay Parkway)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "F" train "F" express train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Avenue P)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, station agent,
MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Entrance/exit
Platform level

This elevated station, opened on March 16, 1919, has three tracks and two side platforms with the center track not normally used. Both platforms have beige windscreens, green canopies, and brown roofs that run along the entire length except for a small section at the north end where they only contain mesh fences. The station's name and direction signs are in the traditional white helvetica lettering on black plates.

From June 7, 2016, to May 1, 2017, the southbound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[3][4] The Manhattan-bound platform was closed for a longer period of time, from May 22, 2017 until July 30, 2018.[5][6]


This station has two entrances/exits, both of which are elevated station houses beneath the tracks. The full-time side is at the south end and has a single staircase from each platform, waiting area that allows free transfer between directions, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs to the northern corners of Avenue N and McDonald Avenue.[7]

The unstaffed station house on the north end also has a single staircase from each platform, waiting area, and two staircases going down to McDonald Avenue just south of Avenue M. However, only two HEET turnstiles (it formerly had a booth) provide entrance/exit from the station and the staircase landing on the Coney Island-platform has a single exit-only turnstile that allows passengers to exit without having to go through the unstaffed station house.[7]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Feasibility and Analysis of F Express Service in Brooklyn" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Coney Island-bound F subway trains will not stop at Avenue I, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N, Avenue P, Avenue U, and Avenue X until early 2017". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "$140 Million Culver F subway Line Station Renewal Project Begins Next Phase". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Midwood" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.

External links

  • nycsubway.org – BMT Culver Line: Avenue N
  • Station Reporter — F Train
  • The Subway Nut — Avenue N Pictures
  • Avenue N entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Avenue M entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View (During 2016-2018 Renovation)