Jay Street–MetroTech (New York City Subway)

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Jay Street–MetroTech
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
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370 Jay Street (at Bridge Street) entrance
Station statistics
Address Jay Street, Lawrence Street & Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Downtown Brooklyn
Coordinates 40°41′37.25″N 73°59′14.04″W / 40.6936806°N 73.9872333°W / 40.6936806; -73.9872333Coordinates: 40°41′37.25″N 73°59′14.04″W / 40.6936806°N 73.9872333°W / 40.6936806; -73.9872333
Division B (BMT/IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
IND Culver Line
BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      F all times (all times)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B65, B67
Bus transport MTA Bus: B103
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Other information
Opened December 10, 2010; 5 years ago (2010-12-10)[1][2]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 12,765,132 (station complex)[3]Increase 4.7%
Rank 24 out of 422

Jay Street–MetroTech is an underground station complex on the IND Fulton Street, IND Culver, and BMT Fourth Avenue Lines of the New York City Subway. The complex is located in the vicinity of MetroTech Center (near Jay and Willoughby Streets) in Downtown Brooklyn and is served by the:

  • A and F trains at all times
  • C and R trains at all times except late nights
  • N train during late nights only

The complex consists of two distinct, perpendicular stations, formerly known as Jay Street–Borough Hall and Lawrence Street–MetroTech, which used to be unconnected. As part of a station renovation completed in 2010, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority built a passageway to connect the two stations and made the complex fully ADA-accessible.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
(Elevators at:
  • Handicapped/disabled access NW corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets
  • South side of Willoughby Street between Bridge and Duffield Streets, inside 100 Willoughby Street. Note: Not accessible)
B2 Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg toward Jamaica–179th Street (York Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Inwood–207th Street (High Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward 168th Street (High Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park (Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward Euclid Avenue (Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Bergen Street)
(No service: Bergen Street lower level or Seventh Avenue)[note 1]
B3 Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Ditmars Boulevard late nights) (Court Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue late nights) (DeKalb Avenue)
Connecting passageway between the stations

The station consists of three underground levels. Just below ground is the IND mezzanine, then the IND platforms, and finally, the deepest level is the BMT platform.[4][5] The BMT platform also has its own mezzanine, in addition to a stair, two escalators, and an elevator connecting to the IND mezzanine.[1]

The stations are located just one block away from each other, but for 77 years, there was no connection between the two stations.[6] In 1981, the MTA had listed the IND portion of the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[7] However, in 2005, planned renovation of twelve subway stations, including the two Jay Street–MetroTech stations, was delayed indefinitely.[8]

In March 2007, a contract was finally awarded for the renovation of the station.[1] The MTA constructed a 175-foot (53 m) transfer passageway as part of its 2005–2009 Capital Program.[9] The $164.5 million project also brought the stations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990[1][10] and cosmetically improved the upper mezzanine.[9] With the opening of the transfer on December 10, 2010, the complex was given its present name.[1][2][11][12] The transfer was projected to benefit an estimated 35,000 daily passengers.[1]

The 2009 artwork in this station is called Departures and Arrivals by Ben Snead. It consists of a 173-foot (53 m) long glass mosaic depicting animals including starlings, sparrows, lion fish, parrots, tiger beetles, and koi fish.[13] It was installed as part of the MTA Arts for Transit program during the station complex's renovation.[9]

Entrances and exits[edit]

The full-time IND/BMT entrance is at the center and has a turnstile bank, token booth, and a single street stair leading to the northeast corner of Willoughby and Jay Streets, while a set of staircases and escalators and one ADA-accessible elevator lead to the northwest corner underneath the former headquarters of the Independent Subway System.[14][4]

Entrance to BMT platform at southeast corner of Bridge and WIlloughby Streets, built in 2016

The other two entrances/exits are unstaffed. The one at the north end has a weekday-only turnstile bank and token booth, full height turnstiles, and a wide staircase to MetroTech Center and another stair and four escalators to the former New York City Transit Headquarters,[15] a mostly vacant 13-story building at 370 Jay Street.[14][4] These escalators were installed as part of a 1952 improvement, as were the squarish "Subway" entrance ramps that are found only in a few other places in the system.[16] The building itself has a memorial to New York City Transit workers who died in World War II.[15] The entrance/exit at the south end has only full height turnstiles and two staircases leading to either side of Jay and Fulton Streets.[14][4]

The full-time BMT-only entrance is at Lawrence and Willoughby Streets near the west end. It has two platform stairs facing the opposite direction, a small turnstile bank, token booth, and four stairs to the two eastern corners of the aforementioned intersection. The stairs serve the BMT platform directly.[14][5]

There is an additional full-height turnstile entrance at the east end. It formerly contained a booth and has two street stairs to Bridge and Willoughby Streets, high turnstiles, and two platform stairs. This fare control area was the first in the system to have its service gate converted to an emergency exit. An exit-only escalator on the BMT platform also leads to the southeast corner's entrance/exit.[14][5]

In 2016, a new entrance to the BMT portion of the station was built as part of the AVA DoBro residential high-rise building, the tallest building in Brooklyn. This entrance replaces an earlier entrance at the southeast corner of Willoughby and Bridge Streets, the corner where the building is located.[17] The entrance, which contains stairs and an elevator, opened in June 2016 and connects to the eastern, full-height turnstile entrance.[18] The MTA is hoping that this instance would encourage developers to build other entrances to other subway stations, since AVA DoBro's developer paid for the entrance in its entirety.[18][19][20] Unlike the elevator entrance at Jay and Willoughby Streets, this elevator entrance is not ADA-accessible.[18]

The station has a total of 16 staircase/escalator entrances and 2 elevator entrances.[14] Full-time entrances are indicated in green, and part-time entrances are indicated in red.

Exit location[14] Exit type Number of exits
SE corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Promenade staircase 1
West side of Jay Street and Myrtle Promenade (under 333 Adams Street) staircase 1
NW corner of Jay Street and Willoughby Street (under 370 Jay Street) escalator 1 set of escalators
staircase 2
elevator 1 (ADA-accessible)
NE corner of Jay Street and Willoughby Street staircase 2
NW corner of Jay Street and Fulton Street staircase 1
NE corner of Jay Street and Fulton Street staircase 1
NE corner of Willoughby Street and Lawrence Street staircase 2
SE corner of Willoughby Street and Lawrence Street staircase 2
NE corner of Willoughby Street and Bridge Street staircase 1
SE corner of Willoughby Street and Bridge Street staircase 1
elevator 1 (not ADA-accessible)
SW corner of Willoughby Street and Bridge Street staircase 1

IND platforms[edit]

Jay Street–MetroTech
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Northbound station platform with a Jamaica-bound NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg train of R160 cars.
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
IND Culver Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      F all times (all times)
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened February 1, 1933; 83 years ago (1933-02-01)[21]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Jay Street–Borough Hall
Station succession
Next north High Street (Eighth): A all times C all except late nights
York Street (Sixth): F all times
Next south Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets (Fulton): A all times C all except late nights
Bergen Street (Culver local): F all times
Bergen Street (Culver express): no regular service


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Fulton Street: A all times C all except late nights
Broadway–Lafayette Street (Sixth): F all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Franklin Avenue (via Fulton local): A late nights C all except late nights
Utica Avenue (via Fulton express): A all except late nights
Church Avenue (via Culver): F all times

Jay Street–MetroTech on the IND Fulton Street and Culver Lines has four tracks with two island platforms. Fulton Street trains use the center "express" tracks, while Culver Line trains use the outer "local" tracks.[4] Although current service patterns route all IND Eighth Avenue Line trains to the Fulton Street Line and all IND Sixth Avenue Line trains to the Culver Line, diamond crossovers north of the station permit Eighth Avenue–Culver or Sixth Avenue–Fulton Street service; these switches are only used during service disruptions.[22]

The station has blue I-beam columns on the Manhattan-bound platform and white concrete tile columns on the Brooklyn-bound one. Before renovation, the trimline on the platform walls was two-tone cobalt blue with "JAY" tiled in white lettering on a black background underneath.[4] As part of the renovation, new tiling was placed on the trackside walls. After the renovation, the blue trim-line was widened and a double border of Heather Blue and black was added. The new blue tile in the centre of the trim-line is also somewhat darker than the original, the new color being shown as "Midnight Blue".[4]

Each platform has six staircases and one elevator leading up to the full-length mezzanine. Before renovation, the entire mezzanine was inside fare control, but the mezzanine was split into two separate parts during the renovation.[4] Now, the mezzanine has a larger southern section connecting to the southern exits, the central exits, and the transfer to the BMT platform; as well as a smaller northern section connecting to the northern exits only. The two parts of the mezzanine are cut off by a large white wall.[4]

History[edit]

The Jay Street–Borough Hall station was part of a three-stop extension of the IND Eighth Avenue Line from Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan.[21][23][24] Construction of the extension began in June 1928.[24] The extension opened to Jay Street on February 1, 1933.[21][25] The outer tracks first saw service on March 20, 1933, when the IND Culver Line opened.[26][27][28] The IND Sixth Avenue Line to West Fourth Street–Washington Square opened on April 9, 1936,[29] and the Fulton Street Line to Rockaway Avenue opened the same day.[30]

Until 1969, a free transfer was available to/from the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line at Bridge–Jay Streets and also issued at stations from Sumner Avenue on south.[31] When the Myrtle Avenue Line south of Myrtle Avenue closed, the transfer was issued to the B54 bus, which ran along the former route. Today, the MetroCard provides free transfer between bus and subway throughout the system.

Experimental installations and programs[edit]

In 1955, the city decided to experiment with placing raised safety disks on the edges of the platforms, in order to increase passenger safety. Compared to the painted orange-and-yellow stripes on the platforms, the disks, which were painted yellow and spaced one foot apart from each other, were expected to last about five times as long. The northbound platform's disks were 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, and the southbound platform's were 3 inches (7.6 cm).[32]

In 1957, the city conducted another experiment, this time placing an automatic token dispenser in the station.[33]

In September 1987, the station was the site of yet another experiment; the station's turnstiles were converted to allow new fare payment, consisting of "laminated polyester fare cards."[34] (This would later become the MetroCard, which was not widely released until 1993.[35])

Another experimental program began in May 2005, when the station's token booths were shuttered and its station agents were deployed elsewhere in the station to answer passengers' queries. This experiment was also tested at seven other stations.[36]

Gallery[edit]

BMT platform[edit]

Jay Street–MetroTech
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
Jay St-BMT Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 11, 1924; 92 years ago (1924-06-11)[37]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Lawrence Street–MetroTech
Station succession
Next north Court Street: N late nights R all except late nights
Next south DeKalb Avenue: N late nights R all except late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Cortlandt Street (via tunnel): N late nights R all except late nights
Fulton Street (Nassau Street): no regular service
Next Handicapped/disabled access south DeKalb Avenue: N late nights R all except late nights

Jay Street–MetroTech on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line is a local station with two tracks and one narrow island platform. Unlike in the IND station, there are no tiles on the track walls.[22][5]

A narrow mezzanine above the platform connects the station's two easternmost fare control areas. It still has its original directional signs labeled as "to Lawrence Street" and "to Bridge Street".[5]

The platform had a narrow up-only escalator that bypasses the Lawrence and Willoughby Streets fare control and led to a small landing with two high exit-only gates. A short staircase then connected to the landing of the southeast street stairs to that intersection.[5]

History[edit]

After the contract was approved for the Montague Street Tunnel and the associated subway line, the planners realized that here should have been a station at Lawrence Street. The station was not in the original plans for the line, but in 1916, an additional station at Lawrence and Willoughby Streets was proposed.[38] The original contract was modified in July 1917 and a provision for the station was added.[37] Construction was stopped on May 18, 1918, because of a wartime shortage of materials and men due to World War I, and about half the station was completed. Service running through the Montague Tunnel and this station began on August 1, 1920, while the station was being construction alongside in-service trains.[37]

Construction resumed on May 18, 1922. The scope of work included excavation from the street to provide an entrance, the construction of an island platform between the two cast iron-lined tunnels covered by a steel and concrete roof, and the construction of a passageway, mezzanine and entrances. On June 11, 1924, the Lawrence Street station opened[37] with the Lawrence Street entrances; the Bridge Street entrances opened later.[39]

Gallery[edit]

Money train platforms[edit]

Money train door on southbound track of the IND platform
A retired money train car of the New York City Subway

Formerly, "money trains" collected the tokens that were used to pay fares at each of the subway stations and deposited them into a special door that led to a money-counting room under 370 Jay Street. The platforms were built in 1951,[40] though "money trains" had been in use on the system since 1905.[41] The platforms were placed next to 370 Jay Street because it was a convenient location near where all three subway companies had tunnels.[40] Tokens became New York City Transit fare media in 1951. Tokens were last used in the entire New York City Transit system, including the subway, in 2003. This meant that the money trains were no longer used, and in December 2006, the platforms were closed.[40][41] The money trains were also retired, though for a different reason: they moved slowly, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was concerned that the money trains would delay train traffic.[42] The money train is now part of the collection of the nearby New York Transit Museum, and from October 2015, the museum has had another exhibit, The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street, that chronicles the building's varying uses.[43]

Each of the three former companies that made up the current New York City Subway (the Independent Subway System, Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Company, and Interborough Rapid Transit Company) had their own money train platforms.[40] IND money trains made their deposits from the northbound IND Culver line track,[44] and the still-visible door on the wall is where they connected to the vaults above before armored trucks replaced them.[40] For the BMT, there was a second platform just west of the station, after a diamond crossover between the two tracks;[45] this was the deepest of the three money train platforms.[44] A third platform is also in the IRT Eastern Parkway Line tunnel that passes through this area for the same purpose.[44]

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Express trains cannot currently stop at Bergen Street, due to its lower level being out of service.

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External links[edit]

External video
Jay St-Lawrence St Transfer Project, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; July 2, 2010; 4:44 YouTube video clip (during construction phase of project)
Introducing Jay St-MetroTech Station, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; December 10, 2010; 1:41 YouTube video clip (completion of underground transfer between IND (A, C, F) and BMT (N, R) stations)