Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (New York City Subway)

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Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5 NYCS B NYCS D NYCS N NYCS Q NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
Atlantic avenue station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Street,
Flatbush Avenue & Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope
Coordinates 40°41′04″N 73°58′44″W / 40.684462°N 73.978758°W / 40.684462; -73.978758Coordinates: 40°41′04″N 73°58′44″W / 40.684462°N 73.978758°W / 40.684462; -73.978758
Division A (IRT), B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
BMT Brighton Line
IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
      N all times (all times)
      Q all times (all times)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Levels 3
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 13,122,876 (station complex)[1] Increase 14.9%
Rank 22 out of 421

Atlantic Avenue Control House
MPS Interborough Rapid Transit Subway Control Houses TR
NRHP Reference # 80002643[2]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1980
Atlantic Avenue Subway Station (IRT and BMT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001023[2]
Added to NRHP September 17, 2004

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Fourth Avenue Line, the BMT Brighton Line and the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, located at Atlantic, Fourth, and Flatbush Avenues and Pacific Street in Brooklyn. The complex is served by the:

  • 2, 4, D, N, and Q trains at all times
  • 3 and R trains at all times except late nights
  • 5 and B trains weekdays only

With nine subway services, this station is second to the Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal complex in offering the most transfers to other services.

As of 2013, it is the busiest subway station in Brooklyn, with 13,122,876 passengers, and is ranked 22nd overall.[1] The control house has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980,[3] while the station complex as a whole has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004,[4] and is ADA-compliant.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevators at:
  • SE corner of Pacific Street and Fourth Avenue. NYCS D NYCS N NYCS R customers should use Pacific Street elevator
  • At Hanson Place and Flatbush Avenue. NYCS B NYCS Q NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5 and LIRR customers should use Hanson Place elevator)
Barclays Center
Connection to Atlantic Terminal
B1
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Nevins Street)
NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (all except nights) (Nevins Street)
NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn late nights (Nevins Street)
Northbound express NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn (all except nights) (Nevins Street)
NYCS 5 toward Nereid Avenue PM rush hours, Dyre Avenue weekdays till 8:45pm (Nevins Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express NYCS 4 toward Utica Avenue (all except nights) (Franklin Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue (weekdays) (Franklin Avenue)
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue (Bergen Street)
NYCS 3 (NYCS 4 late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Bergen Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
B2 Mezzanine Passageway between platforms
B3
Platform level (Atlantic Avenue)
Northbound NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard (rush hours) or 145th Street (other times) (DeKalb Avenue)
NYCS Q toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (weekdays) or 57th Street – Seventh Avenue (other times) (DeKalb Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (Seventh Avenue)
NYCS Q toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton (Seventh Avenue)
B3
Platform level (Pacific Street)
Northbound local NYCS R toward Court Street (weekdays), Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (weekends) (DeKalb Avenue)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street late nights (DeKalb Avenue)
NYCS N toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard late nights (DeKalb Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound express NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (all except nights) (Grand Street)
NYCS N toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (all except nights) (Canal Street)
Southbound express NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via West End (all except nights) (36th Street)
NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (all except nights) (36th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (all except nights) (Union Street)
NYCS D NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue late nights (D via West End, N via Sea Beach) (Union Street)


History[edit]

The station was overhauled in the late 1970s. MTA fixed the station's structure and overhauled its appearance. It refurbished the wall tilings and replaced the old signs and incandescent lighting with modern fixtures. It also fixed the staircases and platform edges.[citation needed] The Pacific Street section underwent another major overhaul from 1999 to 2000. This time the station received state of the art repairs and was updated for ADA-accessibility. The MTA repaired the staircases, re-tiled the walls and floors, upgraded the station's lights and the public address system, installed ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, and installed new trackbeds for local and express trains entering the station. In late 2004, the MTA installed elevators on both sides of the platform and street level to accommodate wheelchairs and those with disabilities.

In June 2009, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority sold the naming rights of the station complex to Forest City Ratner Companies for 20 years at $200,000 per year. Barclays Center, whose naming rights were bought by Barclays Bank, opened September 2012 and is part of Forest City Ratner Companies' Atlantic Yards project. As a result, the station was renamed from Atlantic Avenue / Pacific Street to Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center in May 2012. A new mezzanine and fare control area was built near the sports complex.[5][6]


BMT Fourth Avenue Line platforms[edit]

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
NYCS D NYCS N NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center BMT Uptown Platform.jpg
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       D all times (all times)
      N all times (all times)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 13, 1915; 99 years ago (1915-09-13)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street
Pacific Street
Station succession
Next north DeKalb Avenue (local): D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
Canal Street (express via Broadway): N all except late nights
Grand Street (express via 6th Avenue): D all except late nights
Next south Union Street (local): D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
36th Street (express): D all except late nights N all except late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north DeKalb Avenue (local): D late nights N late nights R all except late nights
14th Street – Union Square (express via Broadway): N all except late nights
Broadway – Lafayette Street (express via 6th Avenue): D all except late nights
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (via Sea Beach Line): N all times
Bay Parkway (via West End Line): D all times
none: R all except late nights

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (originally Pacific Street then Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street) is an express station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line that has four tracks and two island platforms. During daytime hours, D and N trains stop at the express tracks while R trains stop at the local ones. During late night hours, there are no R trains so D and N trains stop at the local tracks.

At the north end of the platforms, two staircases and one elevator go up to the main fare control area, where a turnstile bank provides access to/from the station and two staircases going up to either northern corners of Pacific Street and Fourth Avenue. The northeast corner also has an elevator going down to the mezzanine. A pathway connects to the rest of the complex. A wall separates the 2 platforms, making the illusion that the station is on a Double Decker like layout.


BMT Brighton Line platform[edit]

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
NYCS B NYCS Q
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center (B-Q Platform).JPG
Manhattan-bound NYCS B train of R68 cars arrives at the station
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Brighton Line
Services       B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      Q all times (all times)
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 1, 1920; 94 years ago (1920-08-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Atlantic Avenue
Station succession
Next north DeKalb Avenue: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Q all times
Next south Seventh Avenue: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Q all times


Next Handicapped/disabled access north DeKalb Avenue: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Q all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Prospect Park: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Q all times

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (originally Atlantic Avenue) on the BMT Brighton Line has two tracks and an island platform. The platform has seven staircases, three to the main mezzanine, two to the Hanson Place exit at the north end, which is an escalator that leads to a separate mezzanine with no transfers to the other lines and two at the south end, which leads to both an exit immediately adjacent to Barclays Center and another mezzanine that connects to the IRT. The Barclays Center exit features a part-time booth that is staffed during events at the arena and two escalators.

The street staircase on the Hanson Place mezzanine leads to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. The exit at Hanson Place once had a booth that has since been removed. The lower level of this mezzanine had a passageway, now sealed, that ran above the platform from Hanson Place. The "To Hanson Place" and other signs are covered up. This area is now space used by MTA employees with the entrance at the other side.

The main mezzanine also has an out-of-system passageway to the LIRR's Atlantic Terminal and the full-time fare control at the IRT side of the station. Two of the street staircases lead to the Atlantic Terminal Mall. There is a removed staircase in between the two sets of stairs. The northernmost staircase was added during renovation, while the other two staircases were narrowed in order to comply with ADA guidelines regarding minimum 36-inch width clearances.

The platform extension is clearly visible at the south end of the platform, while the name tablets and "A" are authentic replicas on the northbound platform wall, while the southbound wall was tiled around them. The area on the southbound wall where the platform extends out is made of replicas as well. Since there were no mosaics built, only a green wall was present prior to renovation, which indicates where the platform was extended in the 1960s to fit ten car trains.

North of this station, a bellmouth is visible from a Manhattan-Bound train.[7] The bellmouth was for the proposed Ashland Place Connection which would have connected to the now-demolished BMT Fulton Street El.


IRT Eastern Parkway Line platforms[edit]

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Atlantic Avenue (IRT Local platform).JPG
Southbound local platform
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms (local)
1 island platform (express)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened May 1, 1908; 106 years ago (1908-05-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Atlantic Avenue
Station succession
Next north Nevins Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next south Bergen Street (local): 2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 late nights
Franklin Avenue (express): 4 all except late nights 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Borough Hall (local): 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Borough Hall (express): 4 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (northbound only)
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Church Avenue (via Nostrand Avenue): 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Crown Heights – Utica Avenue (via Eastern Parkway): 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 all times 5 special rush hour trips

Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (originally Atlantic Avenue) is an express station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line which has four tracks, one island platform, and two side platforms. The two outer side platforms serve the 2 and 3 local trains and the center island platform serves the 4 and 5 express trains. During late nights, all trains are on the outer local tracks and the center express platform is closed. On the center platform, there are two old indicator signs which mark the next train, formerly used for non-rush hour short turn trains. An old style sign to the Brooklyn Academy of Music also exists. The trackway to the Long Island Rail Road Atlantic Branch is still visible at the north end of the northbound local track, although much of it is behind corrugated wall; more information about this and other unused trackways is at Bergen Street. The LIRR Atlantic Terminal platforms, slightly lower, are clearly visible through floor-to-ceiling railings.

This station has been completely renovated. The northbound local trackway and track have been completely redone with concrete base and welded rail.

A passageway to the BMT Fourth Avenue and Brighton Lines lies under the platforms, with the Fourth Avenue Line to the southwest and the Brighton Line to the northeast. Another passageway to the Brighton Line is present at the south end of the station, which also leads to an exit immediately adjacent to Barclays Center. The Barclays Center exit features a part-time booth that is staffed during events at the arena and two escalators.

Although the station is wheelchair accessible, the Eastern Parkway Line express platform was formerly too narrow in some areas to accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers were notified of this fact by announcements on trains before reaching the station. The stairs have since been trimmed in width to allow full wheelchair access.

North of this station there is an unused trackway, splitting from the southbound local track for a proposed subway under Fourth Avenue (later built as the BMT Fourth Avenue Line).

North of this station, an unused fifth track merges with the uptown express track. The unused track ends on a bumper block between the two express tracks at Nevins Street.

When this station originally opened in 1908 it was the terminal for the line, and had two side platforms, an island platform, and two tracks. All the platforms were connected together at their southern ends.

BMT Fifth Avenue Line station[edit]

The Fifth Avenue Line station was located right above the headhouse for this station complex

The station complex formerly had an elevated portion on the BMT Fifth Avenue Line, called Atlantic Avenue. It was served by trains of the BMT Culver Line and BMT Fifth Avenue Line and had two tracks and one island platform. It was located at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, right above the headhouse for the current complex.

The next stop to the north was Fulton Street. The next stop to the south was Saint Marks Avenue. The station closed on May 31, 1940.


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Further reading[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Structure #80002643)
  4. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Structure #04001023)
  5. ^ McShane, Larry (2009-06-24). "MTA signs off on sweet Atlantic Yards deal Bruce Ratner: Money down drops from $100M to $20M". Daily News. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  6. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (2009-06-23). "M.T.A. Sells Naming Rights to Subway Station". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR6b5KhAtFA&feature=related The provision of the never-built connection north of Atlantic Avenue can be seen towards the right, at the 1:13 mark in the video.

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