Flushing Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

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For the station at Flushing Avenue & Union Avenue, see Flushing Avenue (IND Crosstown Line).
Flushing Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Flushing Avenue - Metropolitan & Jamaica bound platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Flushing Avenue & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates 40°42′02″N 73°56′31″W / 40.700683°N 73.941979°W / 40.700683; -73.941979Coordinates: 40°42′02″N 73°56′31″W / 40.700683°N 73.941979°W / 40.700683; -73.941979
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction)
      M all times except late nights (all times except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B15, B43, B46, B47, B57
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened June 25, 1888; 128 years ago (1888-06-25)[1]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,991,074[2]Increase 5%
Rank 172 out of 425
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
toward Broad Street
BMT Jamaica Line
(local)
J all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction M all times except late nights
BMT Jamaica Line
(demolished)
toward Broad Street
(Handicapped/disabled access local)

Flushing Avenue is a local station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn, it is served by the J train at all times except rush hours and middays in the peak direction and the M train at all times except late nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Myrtle Av
to Lorimer St
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Westbound local[3] NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street all times except AM rush hours (Lorimer Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue weekdays, Essex Street weekends (Lorimer Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg do not stop here →
Eastbound local[3] NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer all times except PM rush hours (Myrtle Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg toward Metropolitan Avenue except late nights (Myrtle Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at SW corner of Flushing Avenue and Broadway)
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Elevator and stairs from street

This elevated station, opened on June 25, 1888, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the J and Z trains weekdays in the peak direction. Both platforms have beige windscreens with red canopies supported by green frames and support columns along the entire length. The station signs are in the standard black plate with white lettering.

The 2006 artwork here is called Migration by Robin Holder. It features stained glass windows on the platform windscreens and station house.

Exits[edit]

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It has two staircases from either southern corners of Flushing Avenue and Broadway, token booth, turnstile bank, a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, and a single staircase to each platform at their extreme north end. Each staircase landing has an exit-only turnstile to allow passengers to exit the station without having to go through the station house.[4] Three elevators were installed in Fall 2003 to make this station ADA accessible due to its proximity to Woodhull Hospital. One of them is at the southwest corner of Broadway and Flushing Avenue and goes up to the adjacent staircase balcony. The other two go up to the platforms from the staircase landing.[5]

The station formerly had another entrance/exit at the south end that led to Fayette Street. The station house has been removed, but the staircases remain and are now used for emergencies only. This entrance was closed in the 1980s due to high crime.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Broadway Line Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. June 25, 1888. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b This is a wrong-way concurrency in railroad direction.
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Williamsburg & Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Accessible Stations in the MTA Network". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca; De La Hoz, Felipe (October 12, 2015). "Williamsburg, Bushwick subway entrances sealed despite ridership spike". AM New York. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Hinds, KAte; Palazzolo, Alan (November 10, 2015). "No Exit: What Closed Subway Entrances Have to Do with Delays and Crowding". WNYC (AM). Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Closed subway entrances". WNYC (AM). October 31, 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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