Grant Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Grant Avenue station in 2018
Grant Avenue & Pitkin Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11208
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services||A (all times)|
|Transit connections||MTA Bus: Q7, Q8|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||April 29, 1956|
|Passengers (2017)||1,950,109 10.2%|
|Rank||250 out of 425|
|Next west||Euclid Avenue: A|
|Next east||80th Street: A|
Grant Avenue is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Grant Avenue just north of Pitkin Avenue in City Line, Brooklyn, it is served by the A train at all times. In terms of railroad directions, the station is the line's southernmost stop in Brooklyn. The Fulton Street Line continues east into Queens via the Fulton Street Elevated.
The funds to construct the Fulton Street Line east of Broadway Junction, including the Grant Avenue station, were allocated in 1939. Construction of the extension was delayed due to material shortages from World War II. The Fulton Street Line between Broadway Junction and Euclid Avenue opened in 1948. Funding to construct the Grant Avenue station was allocated in 1950, and the station opened in 1956.
Grant Avenue was built as part of the extension of the IND Fulton Street Line east of Broadway–East New York. Funding for the station was allocated in the New York City Board of Transportation's 1939 Capital Budget, projected to be completed by 1942. In October 1940, construction began on the portion of the extension along Pitkin Avenue between Crystal Street and Grant Avenue. This included a station at Euclid Avenue and the Pitkin Yard, but did not include a station at Grant Avenue. By this time, the Board acquired private property on the east side of Grant Avenue for subway construction. By 1941, the intersection of Pitkin and Grant Avenues was excavated for subway construction. The opening of the East New York station, and completion of all stations east to Euclid Avenue that were then-under construction, was halted in 1942 due to supply shortages from World War II.
The extension of the line to Euclid Avenue opened in November 1948, six years late. As part of the extension, the Fulton Line tunnel under Pitkin Avenue was built up to Eldert Lane just past Grant Avenue to facilitate a future subway extension via Pitkin Avenue,:143 while additional trackways were installed in the tunnel just east of Euclid Avenue for a potential connection to the nearby BMT Fulton Street Elevated along Liberty Avenue. The yet-to-be-built Grant Avenue station was also displayed on the signal board in the Euclid Avenue station.
In 1949, the Board of Transportation approved a plan to extend the IND Fulton Line along the eastern Fulton El to Lefferts Boulevard. The station was expected to be completed in 1952. Under the original plans, the Grant Avenue station of the BMT elevated would have been preserved as the first station east of the link.:143 In 1950, the New York City Planning Commission approved funding for an extension of the Fulton Line east from Euclid Avenue to Grant Avenue. In late 1952, the Board of Transportation began construction on a connection between the IND and both the Fulton Elevated and the Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, which included a new underground Grant Avenue station. The station opened on April 29, 1956, along with the connection to the Fulton Elevated east to Lefferts Boulevard. One month later, the station facilitated an extension of the line to the Rockaways. The station also replaced the former Grant Avenue station on the Fulton Elevated, which was closed and demolished.
|Station House||Fare control, station agent|
|Northbound||← toward Inwood–207th Street (Euclid Avenue)|
← (late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (Terminus)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||→ toward Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard all except nights, or Rockaway Park PM rush hours (80th Street) →|
→ (late night shuttle) toward Lefferts Boulevard (80th Street) →
Lower level tracks
|Yard track||→ No passenger service|
|Yard track||→ No passenger service|
This station has two tracks and one island platform. The column and wall tiles are textured light green, with "GRANT" in dark green letters going down vertically on columns and horizontally along the wall underneath the tile band; the tile band is set in a soldier course of dark green bordered by the same light green as the rest of the wall, albeit minus the textured surface. When it opened, the Grant Avenue station featured fluorescent lighting, instead of the incandescent lights that were standard throughout the New York City Subway at the time.
East of the station (or south, in terms of railroad directions), the line gains a center track from Pitkin Yard, leaves the subway tunnel and ramps up to the elevated tracks along Liberty Avenue. At the tunnel portal, another track from Pitkin Yard merges with the southbound local track. The line continues as three tracks, towards 80th Street station on Liberty Avenue. The two yard tracks are located under the station.
The station's only entrance is a 1950s-style brick station-house at street level, located at the northwest corner of Pitkin and Grant Avenues. Inside, there is a token booth, turnstile bank, fluorescent lights, newsstand, and three staircases to the platform. The entrance is located next to a NYCDOT park and ride facility, signed as "Municipal Parking: Grant Avenue," that encompasses both sides of Grant Avenue. Additional parking was formerly present on then-NYCT property across North Conduit Avenue, which has since been developed.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grant Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IND Fulton: Grant Avenue
- The Subway Nut — Grant Avenue Pictures
- Grant Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platform from Google Maps Street View