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Station: Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue

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Underneath the new European-styled train shed at Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue. Photo by: Zach Summer, January 2010.

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Contents

Overview

For a list of all the lines serving Coney Island, see Lines below.

The Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue terminal is the confluence of the four major BMT routes. The BMT Brighton Line, BMT Culver Line, BMT Sea Beach Line, and BMT West End Line all terminate/originate here.

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Cross section of the canopy and platforms at the rebuilt Stillwell Avenue station. (MTA diagram.)

Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue was a Dual Contracts-funded replacement for the private Culver and West End Depots. The station consists of four island platforms and eight tracks; from west to east (left to right if you're facing north), the platforms serve the West End, Culver, Sea Beach, and Brighton lines. Train access to the West End and Sea Beach platforms is from the north; Culver and Brighton from the south, although all tracks except those serving the West End platform pass through the station and can accept trains arriving from the north or south.

Stillwell Avenue underwent a massive reconstruction and fully reopened serving all lines in May, 2005. During the construction one platform at a time was closed to service and the respective line was cut back to a temporary terminus or routed to a different platform than usual. The new station features an arched canopy over most of the length of the platforms (they are exposed at the north end). Under the canopy but over the platforms at about the midway point is a pedestrian overpass and crew quarters built on a bridge-like structure. This overpass is ADA-accessible via elevator. Ramps and stairways lead from the platforms down to the lobby area although the ramps themselves are not fully accessible, a short flight of stairs at the bottom of each one.

The lobby area has the fare control turnstiles plus gates which are opened at times of peak traffic. There are ramps from the lobby to the bus lanes at the Mermaid Avenue end of the station. There is an old-style wooden token booth still used at this station at times of peak traffic.

Stillwell Avenue offers many varied opportunities for photos and should not be missed. The north end of the station has a pedestrian crossing over all 8 tracks, and the view from the West End side looking north towards Manhattan is the best. The view south from the overpass is now obscured by the canopy but still provides excellent photo opportunities. Exit the station at Stillwell Avenue and yet more opportunities are available to you along Stillwell Avenue on the west, Surf Avenue on the south and Neptune Ave on the north sides of the station.

Related Documents

Historic American Engineering Record-Stillwell Avenue Station, photos and drawings documenting the Stillwell Avenue station complex prior to the 2000s reconstruction, from the Historic American Engineering Record.

Artwork

My Coney Island Baby, Robert Wilson, 2004.

Map

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Track map of the Stillwell Avenue/Coney Island station area. This map has been released into the public domain by its creator, SPUI.

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Lines

D.GIF 205th Street · Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 125th Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · Pacific Street · 36th Street · 59th Street · 9th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · 50th Street · 55th Street · 62nd Street · 71st Street · 79th Street · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway · 25th Avenue · Bay 50th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
F.GIF 179th Street · 169th Street · Parsons Boulevard · Sutphin Boulevard · Briarwood-Van Wyck Boulevard · Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens · 75th Avenue · 71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · Roosevelt Avenue · 21st Street-Queensbridge · Roosevelt Island · Lexington Ave.-63rd St. · 57th Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · 2nd Avenue · Delancey Street · East Broadway · York Street · Jay St.-Metrotech · Bergen Street · Carroll Street · Smith-9th Street · 4th Avenue · 7th Avenue-Park Slope · 15th Street-Prospect Park · Fort Hamilton Parkway · Church Avenue · Ditmas Avenue · 18th Avenue · Avenue I · Bay Parkway · Avenue N · Avenue P · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Avenue X · Neptune Avenue · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
N.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · Station: Pacific Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 36th Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 59th Street (4th Avenue) · 8th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · New Utrecht Avenue · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway (22nd Avenue) · Kings Highway · Avenue U · 86th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
Q.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Parkside Avenue · Church Avenue · Beverley Road · Cortelyou Road · Newkirk Plaza · Avenue H · Avenue J · Avenue M · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Neck Road · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach · Ocean Parkway · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


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