|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
A Manhattan-bound 3 train leaving the station
|Address||Pennsylvania Avenue & Livonia Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11207
|Locale||East New York|
|Line||IRT New Lots Line|
|Services||2 (limited rush hour service in the peak direction) |
3 (all except late nights)
4 (late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
5 (limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B20, B83|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 24, 1920|
|Passengers (2018)||1,279,685 21.3%|
|Rank||318 out of 424|
|Next west||Junius Street: 2 3 4 5|
|Next east||Van Siclen Avenue: 2 3 4|
Pennsylvania Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Livonia Avenues in East New York, 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.
The New Lots Line was built as a part of Contract 3 of the Dual Contracts between New York City and the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, including this station. It was built as an elevated line because the ground in this area is right above the water table, and as a result the construction of a subway would have been prohibitively expensive. The first portion of the line between Utica Avenue and Junius Street opened on November 22, 1920, with shuttle trains operating over this route. The line opened one more stop farther to the east to Pennsylvania Avenue on December 24, 1920. At that date, only the southbound platform was used.:129
While work at New Lots Avenue and at Van Siclen Avenue was practically completed in 1921, they could not open yet because trains could not run to the terminal until track work, the signal tower, and the compressor room were in service.:129–130 Work began on June 19, 1922, and on October 16, 1922, shuttles began operating between this station and New Lots Avenue. A two-car train operated on a single track on the northbound track. On October 31, 1924, through service to New Lots Avenue was begun.
From April 11, 2016 until September 19, 2016, Saratoga Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue were closed for renovation. A truck accident on October 27, 2016 damaged the station's mezzanine, so it was closed again for repairs until March 3, 2017. The platforms and tracks were undamaged in the accident.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Wakefield–241st Street (rush hours only) (Junius Street)|
← toward Harlem–148th Street (Junius Street)
← toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Junius Street)
← toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (rush hours only) (Junius Street)
|Center trackway||No track or roadbed|
|Southbound||( rush hours, nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Van Siclen Avenue) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
This elevated station has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green support frames and columns that run along the entire length except for a small section at the extreme west (railroad north) end. Here, there are only waist-high black steel fences. The station name plates are in the standard black with white lettering. The platforms are slightly longer than the standard IRT train length of 514 feet (157 m).
The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside fare control, there is a turnstile bank, waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, and a single staircase to each platform at their extreme east (railroad south) ends. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the northeast and southwest corners of Pennsylvania and Livonia Avenues. The landing on the south side of the station house has an exit-only turnstile to allow passengers on New Lots Avenue-bound trains to exit the station without having to go through the station house. The exterior of the station house, including the staircase canopies, doors, and fences were painted red in July 2009.
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