Halsey Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Halsey Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Halsey J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Halsey Street & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates 40°41′08″N 73°54′56″W / 40.685682°N 73.915458°W / 40.685682; -73.915458Coordinates: 40°41′08″N 73°54′56″W / 40.685682°N 73.915458°W / 40.685682; -73.915458
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened August 19, 1885; 129 years ago (1885-08-19)[1]
Passengers (2014) 1,968,526[2]Increase 6.7%
Rank 246 out of 421
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
toward Broad Street
BMT Jamaica Line
(express & skip-stop)
J rush hours, peak direction
(Skip-stop service)
BMT Jamaica Line
J all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction

Halsey Street is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Halsey Street and Broadway at the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served at all times by the J train while the Z bypasses this station when it operates.

This elevated station, opened on August 19, 1885, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is not used in revenue service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and green canopies and support columns with red roofs along the entire length except for a small section at either ends, where they have high mesh fences instead. The station signs are in the black name plates in white Helvetica lettering.

This station has one active, elevated station house below the platforms and tracks at the service north (geographic southeast) end. A staircase from each platform goes down to a balcony that leads inside to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to either northern side of Broadway at Halsey Street. Both balconies have an exit-only turnstile that allows passengers to exit without having to go through the station house.

There is another now-closed station house at the service south (geographical northwest) end of the station with its staircases intact. They go down to either southern side of Broadway at Jefferson Avenue.

The 2008 artwork here is called SOL'SCRYPT by SOL'SAX. It consists of glass mosaic panels on the platform windscreens and station house depicting various images of African-American heritage.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS J toward Broad Street weekdays, Chambers Street weekends (Kosciuszko Street AM rush hours, Gates Avenue other times)
NYCS Z does not stop here
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS J toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Broadway Junction PM rush hours, Chauncey Street other times)
NYCS Z does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance


  1. ^ "Halsey Street Station Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY). August 19, 1885. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 

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