Classon Avenue (IND Crosstown Line)
|Address||Classon Avenue & Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
|Locale||Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill|
|Line||IND Crosstown Line|
|Services||G (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 1, 1937|
|Passengers (2012)||1,355,886 3.6%|
|Rank||310 out of 421|
|Next north||Bedford–Nostrand Avenues: G|
|Next south||Clinton–Washington Avenues: G|
Classon Avenue (pronounced KLAW-sun by local residents) is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Classon and Lafayette Avenues in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, it is served at all times by the G train.
This underground station, opened on July 1, 1937, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track. Both platforms have a light green trim line on a darker green border and name tablets reading "CLASSON AVE." in white sans serif lettering on a dark green background and lighter green border. There are small "CLASSON" directional signs in white lettering on a black background beneath the trim line and name tablets. Dark blue i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.
This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks supported by dark blue i-beam columns, but only the northern half is open to the public and has two staircases to each platform. The fare control area is at the center with a turnstile bank, token booth, and three stairs going up to all corners of Classon and Lafayette Avenues except the northeast one.
The space for an additional center track between the two outer ones was meant for the un-built IND Second System. It would have been an extension of the center track at Bedford–Nostrand Avenues, which dead-ends on either side of that station. Railroad south of Classon Avenue, the two tracks curve closer to each other and the center trackway ends.
The south end of the southbound platform and the north end of the northbound one have room for proposed control towers. Those spaces are now used for crew facilities.
|M||Mezzanine||to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound||← toward Church Avenue (Clinton–Washington Avenues)|
|Northbound||→ toward Court Square (Bedford–Nostrand Avenues) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- nycsubway.org—IND Crosstown: Classon Avenue
- Station Reporter — G Train
- The Subway Nut — Classon Avenue Pictures
- Classon Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View