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Beverley Road station

Coordinates: 40°38′41″N 73°57′52″W / 40.644625°N 73.964472°W / 40.644625; -73.964472
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 Beverley Road
 "Q" train
New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Looking north towards the station house from the Coney Island-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressBeverley Road & East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY
LocaleDitmas Park, Flatbush
Coordinates40°38′41″N 73°57′52″W / 40.644625°N 73.964472°W / 40.644625; -73.964472
DivisionB (BMT)[1]
LineBMT Brighton Line
Services   Q all times (all times)
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Openedoriginal station: c. 1900
Rebuiltcurrent station: 1907; 117 years ago (1907)
2023795,709[2]Increase 6.5%
Rank334 out of 423[2]
Preceding station New York City Subway New York City Subway Following station
Church Avenue
Cortelyou Road
"B" train does not stop here
Beverley Road station is located in New York City Subway
Beverley Road station
Beverley Road station is located in New York City
Beverley Road station
Beverley Road station is located in New York
Beverley Road station
Track layout

Street map


Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times

Beverley Road Subway Station (BRT pre-Dual System)
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference No.04001024[3]
Added to NRHPJuly 17, 2004

The Beverley Road station is a local station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. It is located over a private right-of-way at Beverly Road between Marlborough Road/East 15th Street and East 16th Street in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The station is served by the Q train at all times.[4]


The original station at this location was opened around 1900 as a two-track street-level side platform station running south from a grade crossing at Beverley Road. The station was established to serve the then-new upscale planned community of Prospect Park South. The current station house and below-grade platforms were completed at the end of 1907, and have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.[5]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Beverley Road, along with those at six other stations on the Brighton Line, were lengthened to 615 feet (187 m) to accommodate a ten-car train of 60 feet (18 m)-long IND cars, or a nine-car train of 67 feet (20 m)-long BMT cars.[6]

In April 1993, the New York State Legislature agreed to give the MTA $9.6 billion for capital improvements. Some of the funds would be used to renovate nearly one hundred New York City Subway stations,[7][8] including Beverley Road.[9]

Station layout[edit]

Ground Street level Station building, entrance/exit, station agent, MetroCard machines
Platform level Side platform
Northbound local "Q" train toward 96th Street (Church Avenue)
Northbound express "B" train does not stop here
Southbound express "B" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "Q" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Cortelyou Road)
Side platform
Looking south toward the Cortelyou Road station

This open-cut station has four tracks and two side platforms, typical for a New York City Subway local station.[10]

This station is spelled with three "e"s, unlike its Nostrand Avenue IRT counterpart, which is spelled with two, reflecting the original spelling of the street's name. The 1907 station-house was the focus of an early 1990s in-house renovation. Sitting on the open-cut portion of the Brighton Line, another gentle curve to the right is at the far north end along with clearly visible platform extensions, allowing passengers to watch trains between Church Avenue and Cortelyou Road.[citation needed] The Beverley Road and Cortelyou Road stations are the closest operational stations in the New York City Subway system, being 500 ft (150 m) apart.[11]


The station's sole entrance is through a station house at Beverly Road between Marlborough Road and East 16th Streets.[12] The station-house features artwork called Garden Stops by Patsy Norvell, which has etched images of leaves on the glass windows inside fare control facing the south. The artwork can be seen from both inside the mezzanine and while standing on either platform to the south; this artwork is also visible at the neighboring Cortelyou Road station.[13] Colors at this station are green and beige.


  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). Vol. 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Annual Subway Ridership (2018–2023)". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2023. Retrieved April 20, 2024.
  3. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "Q Subway Timetable, Effective June 30, 2024". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  5. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Structure #04001024)
  6. ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965.
  7. ^ Benenson, Joel (1993-04-01). "Albany deal to save the $1.25 fare". New York Daily News. p. 1059. Archived from the original on April 28, 2023. Retrieved 2023-04-28.
  8. ^ Faison, Seth (1993-04-03). "$9.6 Billion Package for M.T.A. Is Crucial to its Rebuilding Plans". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on April 28, 2023. Retrieved 2023-04-28.
  9. ^ "Stop the Fussing". Newsday. 1993-05-28. p. 56. Archived from the original on May 3, 2023. Retrieved 2023-04-28.
  10. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Pollak, Michael (2008-08-30). "More Fire Response". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-12-10.
  12. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Flatbush" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  13. ^ "CultureNOW - Garden Stops: Patsy Norvell and MTA Arts & Design". Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-11-06.

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