Atlantic Terminal

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This article is about the Long Island Rail Road station. For the adjacent shopping center, see Atlantic Terminal (shopping mall).
Atlantic Terminal
Atlantic Terminal night.JPG
The terminal's entrance pavilion, opened 2010
Location Atlantic Avenue, Flatbush Avenue & Hanson Place
Downtown, Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°41′03″N 73°58′38″W / 40.684226°N 73.977234°W / 40.684226; -73.977234Coordinates: 40°41′03″N 73°58′38″W / 40.684226°N 73.977234°W / 40.684226; -73.977234
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Platforms 3 island platforms
Tracks 6
Connections New York City Subway:
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg at Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
Local Transit NYCT Bus: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened July 2, 1877
Rebuilt 1907, 2010
Electrified July 26, 1905
750V (DC) third rail
Previous names Brooklyn (1852–1877)[1]
Flatbush Avenue (1877–2010)
Passengers (2010) 27,850[2]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Terminus Atlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)
toward Long Island

Atlantic Terminal, formerly called Flatbush Avenue, is the westernmost stop on the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Atlantic Branch, located at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City. It is the primary terminal for the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, and West Hempstead Branches. The terminal is located in the City Terminal Zone, the LIRR's Zone 1, and thus part of the CityTicket program. The LIRR announced that extra service from Babylon and Hicksville will go directly to Atlantic Terminal during New York Islanders games at Barclays Center. Passengers would normally have to transfer at Jamaica to go to Babylon or Hicksville.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Above ground - Pavilion (Connection to Atlantic Terminal Mall)
G Street level Exit/ Entrance
M Lobby Tickets, transfer to New York City Subway services
Track 1 Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (Nostrand Avenue)
Island platform (Platform A)
Track 2 Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (Nostrand Avenue)
Track 3 Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (Nostrand Avenue)
Island platform (Platform B)
Track 4 Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (Nostrand Avenue)
Track 5 Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (Nostrand Avenue)
Island platform (Platform C)
Track 6 Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (Nostrand Avenue)

This terminal has three high-level island platforms adjacent to six tracks. The north platform, Platform A, is ten cars long and adjacent to Tracks 1 and 2. The two eastern-most cars on Track 1 are not accessible due to a large gap between the train and the platform. The center platform, Platform B, is eight cars long and adjacent to Tracks 3 and 4. (Brook Tower is at the east end of this platform.) The south platform, Platform C, is six cars long adjacent to Tracks 5 and 6. Because the west end of Track 6 is adjacent to the inbound local platform of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, this track has only enough space for four cars to meet the platform.

Subway and bus connections[edit]

Atlantic Terminal is connected to the New York City Subway's Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center complex, which is served by the 2 3 4 5 B D N Q R trains. Buses serving outside the complex include B41, B45, B63, B65, and B67.

On January 5, 2010, a new entry pavilion opened, providing improved connections between the LIRR, subways, and buses.[4]

Nearby locations[edit]

The rail terminal is adjacent to and below the Atlantic Terminal mall and near the Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.

The massive Atlantic Yards residential, commercial and sports complex (including Barclays Center) is being built near the station and above its yard tracks.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ LIRR Station History
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2010 LIRR Annual Ridership and Marketing Report
  3. ^ Castillo, Alfonso A. (September 20, 2014). "LIRR, Barclays Center work to get Islanders fans to come to Brooklyn". Newsday. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "New LIRR Atlantic Terminal Pavilion Opens To The Public" (Press release). Long Island Rail Road. January 5, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (March 21, 2008). "Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 

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