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Prospect Park is a station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, it is served by the Q train and the Franklin Avenue Shuttle at all times, and by the B train on weekdays.
Prospect Park has four tracks and two island platforms. Currently, only three tracks are in revenue service. The Franklin Avenue Shuttle uses the northbound local track to terminate. The B and Q use the two express tracks. The last track is used to store trains. South of the station B trains continue southbound as the Brighton Express to Brighton Beach, while Q trains switch to the local and run to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue. Northbound on the Brighton Line, trains run parallel to the IRT Eastern Parkway Line.
There has been a station at this location since July 2, 1878, when the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railway established its temporary northern terminus here at what was then known as the Willink Entrance to Prospect Park. On August 18, 1878 the line was completed north to Bedford Terminal and a connection with the Long Island Rail Road. In 1918 the station began rebuilding in order to accommodate the new subway connection to the Manhattan Bridge. On November 1, 1918, this rebuilding contributed to the Malbone Street Wreck when a train of elevated cars was wrecked on the then-new curve on what is now the rarely-used southbound (O1) Franklin Avenue Shuttle track. The current station reached full service on August 1, 1920 when the connection to the Manhattan Bridge and Broadway (BMT) subway was put into service.