Flushing Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)
Flushing Avenue stair
|Address||Flushing Avenue & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
|Locale||Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick|
|Line||BMT Jamaica Line|
|Services||J (all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction)
M (weekdays except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||June 25, 1888citation needed][|
|Passengers (2012)||2,776,360 3.5%|
|Rank||176 out of 421|
Flushing Avenue is a local station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn, it is served by the J train at all times except rush hours and middays in the peak direction and the M train during weekdays only.
This elevated station, opened on June 25, 1888, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the J and Z trains weekdays in the peak direction. Both platforms have beige windscreens with red canopies supported by green frames and support columns along the entire length. The station signs are in the standard black plate with white lettering.
The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It has two staircases from either southern corners of Flushing Avenue and Broadway, token booth, turnstile bank, a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, and a single staircase to each platform at their extreme north end. Each staircase landing has an exit-only turnstile to allow passengers to exit the station without having to go through the station house. Three elevators were installed in Fall 2003 to make this station ADA accessible due to its proximity to Woodhull Hospital. One of them is at the southwest corner of Broadway and Flushing Avenue and goes up to the adjacent staircase balcony. The other two go up to the platforms from the staircase landing.
The station formerly had another entrance/exit at the south end that led to Fayette Street. The station house has been removed, but the staircases remain and are now used for emergencies only.
The 2006 artwork here is called Migration by Robin Holder. It features stained glass windows on the platform windscreens and station house.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Westbound local||← toward Broad Street off-peak weekdays, Chambers Street weekends (Lorimer Street)
← toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue weekdays (Lorimer Street)
|Peak-direction express||← does not stop here →|
|Eastbound local||→ toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer all times except rush hours (Myrtle Avenue) →
→ toward Metropolitan Avenue weekdays (Myrtle Avenue) →
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
(Elevator at SW corner of Flushing Avenue and Broadway)
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|