Hoyt Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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Hoyt Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 3
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Hoyt IRT SB plat jeh.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Hoyt Street & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Downtown Brooklyn
Coordinates 40°41′26″N 73°59′06″W / 40.690531°N 73.985109°W / 40.690531; -73.985109Coordinates: 40°41′26″N 73°59′06″W / 40.690531°N 73.985109°W / 40.690531; -73.985109
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection NYCT Bus: B25, B26, B38, B52
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened May 1, 1908; 106 years ago (1908-05-01)
Former/other names Hoyt Street – Fulton Mall
Hoyt Street – Bridge Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,033,085[1] Increase 2.8%
Rank 235 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Borough Hall: 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Next south Nevins Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights

Hoyt Street is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway in Downtown Brooklyn, served by the 2 train at all times and 3 train at all times except late nights.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform
Level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Borough Hall)
NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (Borough Hall)
Northbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue (Nevins Street)
NYCS 3 toward New Lots Avenue (Nevins Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

South of Borough Hall, the IRT Lexington Avenue Line and the Brooklyn Branch of the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line join to form the four-track IRT Eastern Parkway Line.

Hoyt Street is the northernmost station on this four-track line, located at the intersection of Fulton Street, Hoyt Street, and Bridge Street. It has two side platforms serving only the local tracks. Trains from the Clark Street Tunnel (2 and 3) run on the local tracks and those from the Joralemon Street Tunnel (4 and 5) run on the express tracks. The original construction included only the Joralemon Street Tunnel with crossover switches north of Hoyt Street. These switches have been removed and new ones were installed between Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue, so trains from the Joralemon Street Tunnel cannot stop at this station at all.

Southbound (east Brooklyn-bound) trains use track E1 while northbound (Manhattan-bound) trains use track E4. Southbound and northbound express trains use tracks E2 and E3, respectively. Track numbers and letters are used for chaining purposes and are rarely, if ever, used by passengers.

The station has been extensively renovated; old signs reading "Hoyt Street – Bridge Street" remain on the I-beams separating the local and express tracks. At the north end of the southbound platform is a closed crossunder that included an entrance to Macy's; the south end of the northbound platform includes a passageway that is used by police. One of the original ceramic cartouches from the station is now on display at the New York Transit Museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hoyt Street – Fulton Mall (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) at Wikimedia Commons