Saratoga Avenue
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Station statistics
AddressSaratoga Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBrownsville
Coordinates40°39′42″N 73°54′56″W / 40.661531°N 73.915586°W / 40.661531; -73.915586Coordinates: 40°39′42″N 73°54′56″W / 40.661531°N 73.915586°W / 40.661531; -73.915586
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT New Lots Line
Services      2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction (limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction (late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only (limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B7
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedNovember 22, 1920; 98 years ago (November 22, 1920)
RebuiltApril 11, 2016; 3 years ago (April 11, 2016) to September 19, 2016; 2 years ago (September 19, 2016)
Station code347[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,702,107[2]Increase 40.8%
Rank277 out of 425
Station succession
Next westSutter Avenue–Rutland Road: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only
Next eastRockaway Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights and limited rush hour service in the peak direction

Saratoga Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Saratoga Avenue and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. During weekday rush hours, occasional 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.[3][4][5][6]

Station layout

Track layout
Legend
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (rush hours only) (Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road)
"5" train toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (rush hours only) (Sutter Avenue–Rutland Road)
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("2" train rush hours, "4" train nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Rockaway Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station, opened on November 22, 1920,[7] has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. Both platforms are longer than the standard IRT train length of 510 feet and have beige windscreens and brown and red canopies with green canopies with green frames and support columns for their entire length except for a small section at the west (railroad north) end. Here, they have waist-high black steel fences with two lampposts and one standard black station sign in white lettering in-between them. The windscreens and canopy frames also have black and white station signs.

The station house has several enamel white-on-navy blue "To Street" porcelain signs directing passengers to the street stairs,[8] one of which also has porcelain signs of the same style at the bottom of the canopy that says, "Interborough Rapid Transit Company: To All Trains."[9]

Exits

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks at the extreme east (railroad south) end. Inside fare control, it has a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, one staircase to the Manhattan-bound platform and two to the New Lots Avenue-bound one. One of those staircases is built adjacent to the platform instead of directly on it and connected to the station house with a wooden elevated passageway. Outside fare control, there is a turnstile bank, token booth, and three staircases going down to all corners of Saratoga and Livonia Avenues except the northeast one.[10]

Beginning on April 11, 2016 and continuing until September 19, 2016, Saratoga Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue were closed for renovation.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "3 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "4 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Annual report. 1920-1921". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  8. ^ "To Street" porcelain sign (The Subway Nut)
  9. ^ IRT "To All Trains" porcelain sign (The Subway Nut)
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  11. ^ The Stations Were Closed for Renewal Work Since April, MTA, September 16, 2016.

External links

  • Media related to Saratoga Avenue (IRT New Lots Line) at Wikimedia Commons
  • nycsubway.org – Brooklyn IRT: Saratoga Avenue
  • Station Reporter — 3 Train
  • The Subway Nut — Saratoga Avenue Pictures
  • Saratoga Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View