Cleveland Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Cleveland Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Cleveland J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Platform and fare control
Station statistics
Address Cleveland Street & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Cypress Hills
Coordinates 40°40′47″N 73°53′08″W / 40.679629°N 73.885589°W / 40.679629; -73.885589Coordinates: 40°40′47″N 73°53′08″W / 40.679629°N 73.885589°W / 40.679629; -73.885589
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q24
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 30, 1893; 123 years ago (1893-05-30)[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,120,403[2]Increase 1.2%
Rank 352 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Norwood Avenue: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Crescent Street)
Next south Van Siclen Avenue: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Alabama Avenue)

Cleveland Street is a rehabilitated skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn. The J train serves this station at all times, while the Z train bypasses when it operates.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Norwood Av
to Van Siclen Av
Platform level
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street (Alabama Avenue rush hours, Van Siclen Avenue other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Crescent Street rush hours, Norwood Avenue other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg does not stop here →
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

The station has two tracks and one island platform. It has wooden floors and walls. The canopy is short and has arched supports.

This elevated station was originally built on May 30, 1893 by the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad as the first station to be built along the Cypress Hills extension of the Lexington Avenue Elevated line, which was also shared by the Broadway Elevated east of Gates Avenue. The station has been exclusively for the Jamaica Line since 1950.


The station's only entrance and exit is a station house at the west end of the platform. Outside of fare control, a single stair goes to the southwest corner of Fulton and Cleveland Streets.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trains Running This Morning". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. May 30, 1893. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Neighborhood Map East New York Cypress Hills Woodhaven New Lots" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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