Flushing Avenue (IND Crosstown Line)

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 Flushing Avenue
 "G" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Flushing Avenue - Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Queens bound platform
Station statistics
AddressFlushing Avenue & Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg
Coordinates40°41′59″N 73°57′01″W / 40.699739°N 73.950176°W / 40.699739; -73.950176Coordinates: 40°41′59″N 73°57′01″W / 40.699739°N 73.950176°W / 40.699739; -73.950176
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Crosstown Line
Services      G all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B57
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1937; 81 years ago (1937-07-01)[1]
Station code287[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)849,840[4]Decrease 3.1%
Rank378 out of 425
Station succession
Next northBroadway: G all times
Next southMyrtle–Willoughby Avenues: G all times

Flushing Avenue is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Flushing and Union/Marcy Avenues in the boundary of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is served at all times by the G train.

History[edit]

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]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, this station, along with 32 others, will undergo a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[5][6] However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Entrances/exits
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Broadway)
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Myrtle–Willoughby Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have a lime green trim line on a darker green border and name tablets reading "FLUSHING AVE." in white sans serif font on a dark green background and lime green border. Underneath the trim line and name tablets are black name and direction tiles in white lettering.

Exits[edit]

Northbound stair

The platforms each have one same-level fare control area at their south ends and there are no crossovers or crossunders to allow a free transfer between directions. Each area has a turnstile bank, two full height turnstiles (one exit-only and the other high entry/exit), token booth, and one staircase to the street.[8] The one on the southbound side goes up to the southwest corner of Flushing and Marcy Avenues while the one on the Queens-bound side goes up to the northeast corner of Union Avenue (which becomes Marcy Avenue at the intersection of Flushing Avenue) and Gerry Street (which begins diagonally at the aforementioned intersection).[8][9] The turnstile bank and token booth on the southbound platform is only open on weekdays and the two full height turnstiles provide entrance to and exit from the station at other times.

The station formerly had another exit at the north end as proven by one gated staircase on each platform going up. Directional signs indicate that this mezzanine and crossover, which are now used for storage and employee space, led to Walton Street. Only the staircase leading to the southeastern corner of Walton Street and Marcy Avenue remains unsealed, but is blocked by a metal door.

References[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 May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Williamsburg & Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.

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