Classon Avenue station

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 Classon Avenue
 "G" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IND Crosstown Classon Avenue Southbound Platform.jpg
View from southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressClasson Avenue & Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
LocaleBedford–Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill
Coordinates40°41′20″N 73°57′36″W / 40.688839°N 73.960047°W / 40.688839; -73.960047Coordinates: 40°41′20″N 73°57′36″W / 40.688839°N 73.960047°W / 40.688839; -73.960047
DivisionB (IND)[1]
Line   IND Crosstown Line
Services   G all times (all times)
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: B38, B48
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1937; 83 years ago (1937-07-01)[2]
Station code290[3]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
20191,722,852[5]Increase 4.5%
Rank271 out of 424[5]
Station succession
Next northBedford–Nostrand Avenues: G all times
Next southClinton–Washington Avenues: G all times
Classon Avenue station is located in New York City Subway
Classon Avenue station
Classon Avenue station is located in New York City
Classon Avenue station
Classon Avenue station is located in New York
Classon Avenue station
Track layout

Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times

Classon Avenue (locally /ˈklɔːsɪn/ KLAW-sin) is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Classon and Lafayette Avenues on the border of Bedford–Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, it is served at all times by the G train.


This station opened on July 1, 1937, when the entire Crosstown Line was completed between Nassau Avenue and its connection to the IND Culver Line. On this date, the GG was extended in both directions to Smith–Ninth Streets and Forest Hills–71st Avenue.[2]

Under the 2015–2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Plan, this station, along with 32 others, was to have undergone a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative. Updates would have included cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps, and improved signage and station lighting.[6][7] However, most of these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.[8] In 2019, the MTA announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[9]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Entrances/exits
B1 Mezzanine Station agent, fare control, MetroCard machines
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Bedford–Nostrand Avenues)
Center track Trackbed
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Clinton–Washington Avenues)
Side platform

This underground station has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track.[10] Both platforms have a light green trim line with a dark green border and name tablets reading "CLASSON AVE." in white sans-serif lettering on a dark green background and light green border. Small "CLASSON" tile captions and directional signs in white lettering on a black background run below the trim line and name tablets. Hunter green (previously dark blue) I-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

The space for an additional center track between the two outer ones was meant for the unbuilt IND Second System. It would have been an extension of the center track at Bedford–Nostrand Avenues, which dead-ends on either side of that station. Railroad south of Classon Avenue, the two tracks curve closer to each other and the center trackway ends.

The south end of the southbound platform and the north end of the northbound one have room for proposed control towers. Those spaces are now used for crew facilities.


This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks supported by dark green i-beam columns, but only the northern half is open to the public and has two staircases to each platform.[10][11] The fare control area is at the center with a turnstile bank, token booth, and three stairs going up to all corners of Classon and Lafayette Avenues except the northeast one.[10]


  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "New Crosstown Subway Line Is Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1937. Retrieved December 24, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". MTA. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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