Clinton–Washington Avenues station (IND Crosstown Line)

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 Clinton–Washington Avenues
 "G" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Clinton–Washington Avenues IND Crosstown 1296.JPG
Queens-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressLafayette Avenue between Clinton Avenue & Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
LocaleClinton Hill
Coordinates40°41′17″N 73°58′01″W / 40.688058°N 73.96687°W / 40.688058; -73.96687Coordinates: 40°41′17″N 73°58′01″W / 40.688058°N 73.96687°W / 40.688058; -73.96687
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Crosstown Line
Services      G all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B38
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1937; 82 years ago (1937-07-01)[1]
Station code291[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Passengers (2018)1,534,802[4]Decrease 1%
Rank286 out of 424
Station succession
Next northClasson Avenue: G all times
Next southFulton Street: G all times

Clinton–Washington Avenues is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Lafayette Avenue between Clinton and Washington Avenues in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, it is served by the G train at all times.


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.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Entrances/exits
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Fulton Street)
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Classon Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name tablet

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms.[5] Both platforms have a light green trim line with a dark green border and name tablets reading "CLINTON - WASHINGTON AV." on two lines in white sans serif lettering on a dark green background and a lighter green border. Beneath the trim line and name tablets are small directional signs and station names (alternating between "CLINTON" and "WASHINGTON") in white lettering on a black border. Yellow i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

The mezzanine has five murals of artwork, each of different names and artists. They are Night and Day by Jim Porter installed in 1998, Safe Passage by Dan Simmons, an untitled artwork by Maku, Fusion by Jamal Ince installed in 2000, and Mercury by John Woodrow Kelley installed in 2000.


This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks supported by yellow I-beam columns. The center of the mezzanine is outside fare control and has a token booth and two street stairs at each end. The ones on the west (railroad south) go up to the northeast and southwest corners of Clinton and Lafayette Avenues while the ones on the east (railroad north) end go up to either eastern corners of Washington and Lafayette Avenues.[6] The center of the mezzanine also has a bank of turnstiles, two exit-only turnstiles, and two staircases going down to each platform.[5]

At either end of the mezzanine are unstaffed entrances/exits containing two exit-only turnstiles, one high entry/exit turnstile, and one staircase to each platform. Both of these fare control areas have a crossover that allow a free transfer between directions. A short staircase is required to reach the center mezzanine from the Clinton Avenue fare control area due to a higher ceiling.[5]

Nearby points of interest[edit]


  1. ^ a b "New Crosstown Subway Line Is Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1937. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.

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