Graham Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line)

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Graham Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Graham Av L westbound sta jeh.JPG
Manhattan-bound street stair
Station statistics
Address Graham Avenue & Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Williamsburg
Coordinates 40°42′52″N 73°56′40″W / 40.714509°N 73.944426°W / 40.714509; -73.944426Coordinates: 40°42′52″N 73°56′40″W / 40.714509°N 73.944426°W / 40.714509; -73.944426
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Canarsie Line
Services       L all times (all times)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 21, 1924; 90 years ago (1924-09-21)
Passengers (2014) 3,402,514[1]Increase 7%
Rank 150 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Lorimer Street: L all times
Next south Grand Street: L all times

Graham Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Graham and Metropolitan Avenues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.

This underground station opened on September 21, 1924 as part of the initial segment of the Canarsie Line, which was a product of the Dual Contracts, stretching from Sixth Avenue to Montrose Avenue.

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original mosaic tile band showing various shades of green and blue with peach and yellow borders. "G" tablets on a dark blue background run at regular intervals. The mosaic name tablets read "GRAHAM AVE." in gold serif lettering on a blue background and gold border. There are no columns on either platform.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area towards the west end (railroad north). Each one has a turnstile bank and two street stairs. The ones on the Manhattan-bound side go up to either northern corners of Graham and Metropolitan Avenues while the ones on the Canarsie-bound side go up to either southern corners. The Manhattan-bound fare control area has a full-time sales booth while the booth on the Canarsie-bound one is for informational use only. There are no crossovers or crossunders.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-L.svg toward Eighth Avenue (Lorimer Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-L.svg toward Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway (Grand Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

External links[edit]

Station name tablet on the southbound platform