Lafayette Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)
|Address||South Portland Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(main station entrance)
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services||A (late nights)
C (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 9, 1936|
|Passengers (2013)||1,638,947 3.6%|
|Rank||281 out of 421|
|Next north||Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets: A C|
|Next south||Clinton–Washington Avenues: A C|
Lafayette Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located under Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service. Despite the station's name, there are no entrances on Lafayette Avenue; the nearest entrance is a full block away.
This station has four tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have stairs that lead up to a long mezzanine and fare control. There is no free crossover or crossunder between the two platforms, due to the shape of the mezzanine's fare control area. Exits from the mezzanine are on Greene Avenue, South Portland Avenue, South Oxford Street, and Hanson Place. The name tiles at this station is composed of dull green tiles that read "Lafayette Ave." in sans serif.
South of this station there is a storage/lay up track between the two express tracks. Both ends of the track connects to the express tracks. At both ends, the storage/lay up track also ends at bumper blocks, after the switches to the express tracks.
The station is located very close to the Fulton Street station on the IND Crosstown Line. Passengers on northbound local trains can see the station on the right just after leaving Lafayette Avenue. There is a track-qualified employee-only connection between the two stations.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward 168th Street ( toward 207th Street late nights) (Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets)|
|Northbound express||← does not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ does not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Euclid Avenue ( toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Clinton–Washington Avenues) →|
Nearby points of interest
- Barclays Center
- Brooklyn Academy of Music
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- Fort Greene Park
- Irondale Center
- Mark Morris Dance Center
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
Media related to Lafayette Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IND Fulton: Lafayette Avenue
- Station Reporter — C Train
- The Subway Nut — Lafayette Avenue Pictures
- Portland Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Oxford Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Hanson Place entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Greene Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View