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Union Street
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Union BMT entrance.jpg
Entrance at 4th Avenue and Union Street
Station statistics
Address Union Street & 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Park Slope
Coordinates 40°40′41″N 73°59′02″W / 40.678108°N 73.98391°W / 40.678108; -73.98391Coordinates: 40°40′41″N 73°59′02″W / 40.678108°N 73.98391°W / 40.678108; -73.98391
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services      D late nights (late nights)
     M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. (rush hours until 7:30 p.m.)
     N late nights (late nights)
     R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 13, 1915
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 2.071 million[1][2] 4.37%
Rank 215 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street: D late nights M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. N late nights R all except late nights
Next south Ninth Street: D late nights M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. N late nights R all except late nights

Union Street is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Union Street in Brooklyn, New York City, serving the communities of Park Slope and Carroll Gardens.

In the late 1970s, the station's structure and appearance were overhauled, as with several other stations on the Fourth Avenue Line. Staircases and platform edges were fixed, incandescent lighting was replaced with fluorescent lighting, and the original platform wall tiles and mosaic signage were covered up with broader tiles and tablet signage. The station has two side platforms with separate fare controls that are not connected to each other.

Fare control
The colored tilework forms part of the station art installation.

By the early 1990s, the station was again in disrepair and needed another reconstruction. The upgrade required the station to close and to be brought to ADA compliance. In addition to upgrading the same station elements that were replaced in the previous overhaul, tiling on floors and track walls, the public announcement system, safety threads along platform edges and trackbeds were replaced. The redesigned station also included an art installation by Emmett Wigglesworth called CommUnion.[3] Reconstruction work was completed in 1994.

References

  1. ^ "2008 Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_sub.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  2. ^ "2007 Ridership by Subway Station". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_sub_07.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  3. ^ "Arts for Transit: CommUnion". MTA Arts for Transit. http://www.mta.info/mta/aft/permanentart/permart.html?agency=n&line=R&station=19&artist=1&img=3&xdev=2040. Retrieved 2007-06-02.  

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