Euclid Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)
|Address||Euclid Avenue & Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
|Locale||East New York|
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services||A (all times)
C (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Opened||November 28, 1948|
|Passengers (2012)||3,115,445 0.5%|
|Rank||153 out of 421|
|Next north||Shepherd Avenue (local): A C
Broadway Junction (express): A
|Next south||Grant Avenue: A
|Next north||Franklin Avenue (local): A C
Jay Street – MetroTech (express): A
|Next south||Howard Beach – JFK Airport (via Rockaway): A
none: A C
Euclid Avenue is an express station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Euclid and Pitkin Avenues in East New York, Brooklyn. It is served by the A train at all times and is the southern terminal for the C train at all times except nights. During nights, this is the northern terminal for the Lefferts Boulevard shuttle from Ozone Park, Queens.
With four tracks and two island platforms, open on November 28, 1948, this is the easternmost express station on the IND Fulton Street Line. It has the same 10" × 5" eggshell-beige wall tile as the next three stations north. The tile band, however, is a delicate shade of lilac with a violet border, similar to Delancey Street in Manhattan. The I-beams are tiled with mini-vertical name tablets reading "Euclid," along with the two-tone border motif. Away from the platform center there is a single row of these I-beams running down the middle of the platform. A crew quarters room is over the south end of both platforms. The station has a crossover in the mezzanine along with an active newsstand.
East (railroad south) of the station, the track-work is quite complex; allowing trains to enter the Pitkin Yard from both the express and local tracks (where C trains relay to get from the southbound to the northbound local track) and with a connection to Grant Avenue station from both sets of tracks. All four mainline trackways continue, disused, east under Pitkin Avenue until approximately Elderts Lane. It was planned that these tracks would continue under Pitkin Avenue to Queens, as part of a never-built system expansion.
This station was an incomplete shell during World War II that could not be finished because of material shortages from the war effort. This meant the station received a sightly different tile job and design for the mezzanine compared to the rest of the stations along the line.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
(Elevator at NE corner of Euclid and Pitkin Avenues)
|Northbound local||← toward 168th Street (Shepherd Avenue)|
|Northbound express||← toward Inwood – 207th Street (Broadway Junction)|
|Southbound express||→ toward Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue, Lefferts Boulevard, or Rockaway Park –
Beach 116th Street (Grant Avenue) →
|Southbound local||→ alighting passengers only →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.