Jefferson Street (BMT Canarsie Line)
Starr Street stair
|Address||Jefferson Street & Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
|Line||BMT Canarsie Line|
|Services||L (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 14, 1928|
|Passengers (2013)||2,136,772 12.7%|
|Rank||222 out of 421|
|Next north||Morgan Avenue: L|
|Next south||DeKalb Avenue: L|
Jefferson Street is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Wyckoff Avenue, it is served by the L train at all times.
This underground station opened on December 14, 1928 as part of an eastern extension of the Canarsie Line from Montrose Avenue, which opened four years earlier, to Broadway Junction, connecting afterward to the already-operating elevated line to Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway.
This station has two side platforms and two tracks. The mosaic tile bands on both platforms are predominantly blue and brown with yellow and tan accents. There is a full frieze of icons with correct details. The colors, however, shift from the earth tones found in the original design to more pastel shades of rose, slate blue, yellow and peach. Some of the background tile is mottled. This is handmade work with all of the proper elements, including randomly cut and set tiles in the center. "J" tablets on a blue background run along the trim line at regular intervals.
The station's name tablets read "JEFFERSON ST." in gold serif lettering on a blue/dark red background, yellow inner border, and green outer border. There are also directional signs in gold serif lettering on blue/dark red background and yellow/green border. Blue i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.
This station's full-time fare control area is at the extreme east (railroad south) end. A double-width staircase from each platform goes up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going up to all corners of Starr Street and Wyckoff Avenue.
Both platforms have a same-level, unstaffed fare control area at the opposite end. One exit-only turnstile and one High Entry/Exit Turnstile lead to an enclosed staircase going up to a small brick building on either western corners of Jefferson Street and Wyckoff Avenue. The Manhattan-bound building is on the northwest corner while the Canarsie-bound building is on the southwest one. New tile was installed at the Canarsie-bound platform in the summer of 2000.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Eighth Avenue (Morgan Avenue)|
|Southbound||→ toward Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway (DeKalb Avenue) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
Media related to Jefferson Street (BMT Canarsie Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT Canarsie Line: Jefferson Street
- Station Reporter — L Train
- The Subway Nut — Jefferson Street Pictures
- Jefferson Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Starr Street entrance from Google Maps Street View