Grand Street (BMT Canarsie Line)

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Grand Street
"L" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Grand Street BMT Canarsie SB platform.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Grand Street & Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Williamsburg
Coordinates 40°42′43″N 73°56′27″W / 40.711906°N 73.940735°W / 40.711906; -73.940735Coordinates: 40°42′43″N 73°56′27″W / 40.711906°N 73.940735°W / 40.711906; -73.940735
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Canarsie Line
Services       L all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q54, Q59
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 30, 1924; 92 years ago (1924-06-30)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 2,242,757[2]Decrease 7.1%
Rank 223 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Graham Avenue: L all times
Next south Montrose Avenue: L all times

Grand Street is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Grand Street and Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Graham Av
to Montrose Av
Station stair
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "L" train toward Eighth Avenue (Graham Avenue)
Southbound "L" train toward Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway (Montrose Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station opened on June 30, 1924 as part of the initial segment of the Canarsie Line, a product of the Dual Contracts, stretching from Sixth Avenue station in Manhattan to Montrose Avenue station.[3][4]

The station has two side platforms with two tracks. The mosaic band on both platforms features greys along with aqua, orange, ochre, light blue and light green. Near the south end of the station, there are gratings near the ceiling, with the tile band cut out to fit around them. A historically correct section of replacement tile can also be seen in this area. The name tablets read "GRAND ST." in serif font on a brown background, yellow inner border, and green outer border. There are no columns on the platforms since they are on a curve except for some blue i-beam ones at the center where fare control is.


Because of its proximity to street level due to cut-and-cover construction, there is no free transfer between directions and fare control is at platform level. Both sides have a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the streets. The ones on the Manhattan-bound side go up to either eastern corners of Bushwick Avenue and Grand Street while the ones on the Canarsie-bound side go up to either western corners.[5]


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Subway Tunnel Through". The New York Times. August 8, 1919. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Celebrate Opening of Subway Link". The New York Times. July 1, 1924. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Williamsburg & Bedford Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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