Classon Avenue (IND Crosstown Line)

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Classon Avenue
"G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Classon Avenue - Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Classon Avenue & Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bedford–Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill
Coordinates 40°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
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Crosstown Line
Services       G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B38, B48
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 1, 1937; 79 years ago (1937-07-01)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2015) 1,604,508[3]Increase 8.6%
Rank 297 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Bedford–Nostrand Avenues: G all times
Next south Clinton–Washington Avenues: G all times

Classon Avenue (pronounced /klɔːsɪn/ KLAW-sin by local residents) is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Classon and Lafayette Avenues in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, it is served at all times by the G train.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Clinton–Washington Avenues)
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Bedford–Nostrand Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station opened on July 1, 1937, as part of the extension of the Crosstown Line from Nassau Avenue to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets.[1] This station has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track.[4] Both platforms have a light green trim line on a darker green border and name tablets reading "CLASSON AVE." in white sans serif lettering on a dark green background and lighter green border. There are small "CLASSON" directional signs in white lettering on a black background beneath the trim line and name tablets. 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.

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[5][6]


This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks supported by dark blue i-beam columns, but only the northern half is open to the public and has two staircases to each platform.[4][7] 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b "New Crosstown Subway Line Is Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1937. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 

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