Junius Street (IRT New Lots Line)

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Junius Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Junius St IRT sta jeh.jpg
Station statistics
Address Junius Street & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brownsville
Coordinates 40°39′49″N 73°54′05″W / 40.663615°N 73.90151°W / 40.663615; -73.90151Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 73°54′05″W / 40.663615°N 73.90151°W / 40.663615; -73.90151
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights and special rush hour trips (late nights and special rush hour trips)
      5 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
Connection NYCT Bus: B14 (one block north)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
Opened December 24, 1920; 93 years ago (1920-12-24)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 690,625[1] Increase 4.5%
Rank 393 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Rockaway Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Next south Pennsylvania Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips

Junius Street is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Junius Street and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Occasional rush hour 2, 4 and 5 services also stop here.

Despite the station name, there are no actual entrances to this station on Junius Street. The two street stairs to the station's only mezzanine are a block away on the south side of Livonia Avenue between Powell and Sackman streets.

The small, elevated station house beneath the tracks has a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the center of each of the two side platforms. Both platforms have beige windscreens and green canopies that run for the entire length.

This station is the highest point on the New Lots Line, which rises here to pass over the BMT Canarsie Line; it is also the only station on the line with a center track. Just west (railroad north) of the station, a track splits from both the northbound and southbound track, merging to form the center track; this goes through the station and turns south, crossing the southbound track at grade. The track joins with one from the BMT Canarsie Line and heads to the Linden Shops. This center track does not have a third rail and thus can only be used by diesel trains or other non-electric equipment.

At Junius Street, a block from the station entrance, an overpass running parallel to the New Lots Line allows pedestrians on Livonia Avenue to cross over the Long Island Rail Road's open-cut Bay Ridge Branch. This overpass leads to the front entrance Livonia Avenue station on the BMT Canarsie Line. Despite demands from residents, there is no free transfer between these two stations as of 2013.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn rush hours and late nights) (Rockaway Avenue)[2]
Center track No passenger service
Southbound NYCS 3 (NYCS 4 rush hours and late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Pennsylvania Avenue)[3]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

In popular culture[edit]

A scene in the movie Brooklyn's Finest shows Ethan Hawke's character chasing a man up to the stairs of the Junius Street station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ Occasional NYCS 2 trains to Wakefield – 241st Street and NYCS 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  3. ^ Occasional NYCS 2 NYCS 5 trains also serve this station during rush hours.

External links[edit]

New Lots Avenue-bound 3 train of R62s passing above Livonia Avenue after leaving Junius Street.