Chauncey Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Chauncey Street
NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Chauncy J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Chauncey Street & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates 40°40′57″N 73°54′36″W / 40.682623°N 73.910136°W / 40.682623; -73.910136Coordinates: 40°40′57″N 73°54′36″W / 40.682623°N 73.910136°W / 40.682623; -73.910136
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)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B20, Q24
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened July 18, 1885; 131 years ago (1885-07-18)[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,045,698[2]Increase 9%
Rank 358 out of 425
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
toward Broad Street
BMT Jamaica Line
(express & skip-stop)
Z rush hours, peak direction)
(Skip-stop service)
toward Broad Street
BMT Jamaica Line
J all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction

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

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Bway Jct
to Halsey St
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street off-peak (Halsey Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Gates Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer off-peak hours (Broadway Junction)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (Broadway Junction)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

There are two side platforms and three tracks; the center express track is not used in regular service.

The 2002 artwork here is called El-Views by Maria Dominguez and it features scenes of neighborhood life.


The southeast exit leads to Marion and Chauncey Streets and is only used for emergencies. The northwest exit has a crossunder and a metal mezzanine. It leads to the eastern and southern corners of Rockaway Avenue and Broadway.[3]


  1. ^ "A New Station Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. July 18, 1885. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ocean Hill" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Chauncey Street (BMT Jamaica Line) at Wikimedia Commons