Fulton Street (IND Crosstown Line)

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Fulton Street
"G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Fulton Street - Crosstown Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Fulton Street & Lafayette Avenue
Fort Greene, NY 11217
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Fort Greene
Coordinates 40°41′13″N 73°58′35″W / 40.686984°N 73.976269°W / 40.686984; -73.976269Coordinates: 40°41′13″N 73°58′35″W / 40.686984°N 73.976269°W / 40.686984; -73.976269
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Crosstown Line
Services       G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B26, B38, B52
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]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,643,353[3]Increase 10.6%
Rank 289 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Clinton–Washington Avenues: G all times
Next south Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets: G all times

Fulton Street is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway, located on Lafayette Avenue between South Portland Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It is served by the G train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Clinton–Washington Avs
to Hoyt–Schermerhorn Sts
South Portland Avenue exit staircase on the northbound platform
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets)
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Clinton–Washington Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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] The station has two tracks and two side platforms. [4] Both platforms have a lime green trim line on a darker green border and name tablets reading "FULTON ST" in white sans serif font on a dark green background and lime green border. Small black "FULTON" signs in white lettering run along the trim line at regular intervals and directional signs in the same style are below the name tablets. Blue i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

The station is very close to the Crosstown Line's junction with the IND Fulton Street Line just west of Lafayette Avenue, although the two stations do not have an in-system transfer. Riders on Manhattan-bound A and C trains can catch a glimpse of this station's platforms through the right-side windows a few seconds after leaving Lafayette Avenue. There is an employee-only connection between the two stations via the tunnels.

A proposed transfer to the busy Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center complex was rejected by the MTA due to the long walking distance between the two stations.[5][6]

Exits[edit]

This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks. However, most of it has been converted to employee-use only and the staircases leading up to it from the platforms are sealed off. [4] At the extreme north (geographical east) end of the station, a single staircase from each platform goes up to a single full height turnstile before a staircase goes up to either western corners of South Portland and Lafayette Avenues, the northwest one for the Queens-bound platform and the southwest one for the Church Avenue-bound platform. [4][7]

The station's full-time fare control area is at the extreme south (geographical west) end of the Church Avenue-bound platform. A bank of turnstiles at platform level leads to a token booth and one staircase going up to the northeast corner of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street. A crossunder here connects to the Queens-bound platform.[4]

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Fulton Street name tablet

References[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". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Review of the G Line" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Hoffman, Meredith (December 31, 2012). "G Train Riders to Renew Push for Improved Service With New Year". Williamsburg, Brooklyn: DNAinfo.com. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Downtown Brooklyn & Borough Hall" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 

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