Van Siclen Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Van Siclen Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Van Siclen J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Station statistics
Address Van Siclen Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York / Cypress Hills
Coordinates 40°40′41″N 73°53′30″W / 40.678002°N 73.891726°W / 40.678002; -73.891726Coordinates: 40°40′41″N 73°53′30″W / 40.678002°N 73.891726°W / 40.678002; -73.891726
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 3, 1885; 129 years ago (December 3, 1885)[1]
Passengers (2014) 943,663[2]Increase 3.3%
Rank 369 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Cleveland Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(Z rush hours, peak direction skips to Norwood Avenue)
Next south Alabama Avenue: J all times Z rush hours, peak direction

Van Siclen Avenue is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fulton Street and Van Siclen Avenue in Brooklyn, it is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction, and by the J train other times.

This station was rehabilitated in Summer–Fall 2006. The canopy is short and has a squared off, flat roof-line. There is a center mezzanine under the tracks with wooden floors and walls. This mezzanine is to the geographic south of the northbound track.

The artwork here, THE VIEW FROM HERE by Barbara Ellmann,[3] was installed in 2007. This artwork is supposed to be evocative of structures in the surrounding area.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Southbound NYCS J toward Chambers Street or Broad Street off-peak hours (Alabama Avenue)
NYCS Z toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Alabama Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound NYCS J toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer off-peak hours (Cleveland Street)
NYCS Z toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (Norwood Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit / Entrance


  1. ^ "Finished at Last". Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY). December 3, 1885. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  3. ^ public works: Barbara Ellmann

External links[edit]

From the street, facing north.