Avenue X (IND Culver Line)

Avenue X
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Avenue X & McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°35′24.51″N 73°58′26.85″W / 40.5901417°N 73.9741250°W / 40.5901417; -73.9741250Coordinates: 40°35′24.51″N 73°58′26.85″W / 40.5901417°N 73.9741250°W / 40.5901417; -73.9741250
Division B (IND, formerly BMT)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F  (all times)
Transit connections NYCT Bus: B1, B4
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened May 10, 1919 (1919-05-10)
Passengers (2015) 589,962[1]Decrease 33.9%
Rank 401 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Avenue U: F 
Next south Neptune Avenue: F 

Avenue X is a local station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the F train at all times.

Station layout

Track layout
to Kings Hwy
to Av U
to CI Yard
to Neptune Av
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Avenue U)
Peak-direction express does not stop here →
Southbound local No regular service (Neptune Avenue)
Side platform, not in service
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

It is the southernmost three-track station on the line, with two side platforms. South of this station, the line is reduced to two tracks as it runs to Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue. Alongside the southbound side of the station is the Coney Island Complex, and there are two track yard leads south of this station.

The full-time mezzanine at 86th Street and Avenue X has two staircases to the street, and one staircase to each platform. There was a second mezzanine that was abandoned and removed years ago, but little evidence of it remains. The platform stairs are narrower today than they were when the station first opened. The width is more than two feet shorter than normal at the top half of each staircase.

The southbound side has an exit-only staircase at platform level that was used primarily to direct customers to the F shuttle bus to Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue when it was closed for reconstruction from September 2002 to May 2004, and this station was used as a terminal.

In 2015, this station entered a reconstruction phase, which will last until mid-2016.


  1. "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19.

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