Flushing Avenue (IND Crosstown Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Queens bound platform
|Address||Flushing Avenue & Union Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11206
|Line||IND Crosstown Line|
|Services||G (all times)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B57|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 1, 1937|
|Passengers (2017)||849,840 3.1%|
|Rank||378 out of 425|
|Next north||Broadway: G|
|Next south||Myrtle–Willoughby Avenues: G|
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.
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.
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. However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.
|M||Mezzanine||To entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard machines|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Court Square (Broadway)|
|Southbound||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.
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. 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). 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.
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- "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
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- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Williamsburg & Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Flushing Avenue (IND Crosstown Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IND Crosstown: Flushing Avenue
- Station Reporter — G Train
- The Subway Nut — Flushing Avenue Pictures
- Flushing Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platform from Google Maps Street View