Clinton–Washington Avenues (IND Crosstown Line)

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Clinton–Washington Avenues
"G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Clinton–Washington Avenues IND Crosstown 1296.JPG
Queens-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Lafayette Avenue between Clinton Avenue & Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Clinton Hill
Coordinates 40°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
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Crosstown Line
Services       G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B38
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 (2016) 1,656,058[3]Decrease 3.5%
Rank 288 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Classon Avenue: G all times
Next south Fulton 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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Classon Av
to Fulton St
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 (Fulton Street)
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Classon Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name tablet

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 tracks and two side platforms.[4] 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.[5] The center of the mezzanine also has a bank of turnstiles, two exit-only turnstiles, and two staircases going down to each platform.[4]

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.[4]

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. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 

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