Lafayette Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Lafayette Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Lafayette ave.jpeg
Station statistics
Address South Portland Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(main station entrance)
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Fort Greene
Coordinates 40°41′11″N 73°58′28″W / 40.686268°N 73.974466°W / 40.686268; -73.974466Coordinates: 40°41′11″N 73°58′28″W / 40.686268°N 73.974466°W / 40.686268; -73.974466
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened April 9, 1936; 78 years ago (1936-04-09)
Passengers (2013) 1,638,947[1] Increase 3.6%
Rank 281 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets: A late nights C all except late nights
Next south Clinton–Washington Avenues: A late nights C all except late nights

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.

Hanson Place stair

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS C toward 168th Street (NYCS A toward 207th Street late nights) (Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets)
Northbound express NYCS A does not stop here
Southbound express NYCS A does not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS C toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS A toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Clinton–Washington Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Nearby points of interest[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lafayette Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line) at Wikimedia Commons