Junius Street (IRT New Lots Line)

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Junius Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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The station entrance from the southeast corner of Livonia Avenue and Sackman Street.
Station statistics
Address Junius Street & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brownsville
Coordinates 40°39′49″N 73°54′05″W / 40.663615°N 73.90151°W / 40.663615; -73.90151Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 73°54′05″W / 40.663615°N 73.90151°W / 40.663615; -73.90151
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights and special rush hour trips (late nights and special rush hour trips)
      5 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B14
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
Opened December 24, 1920; 95 years ago (1920-12-24)
Passengers (2015) 928,235[1]Increase 27.6%
Rank 370 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Rockaway Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Next south Pennsylvania Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips

Junius Street is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Junius Street and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Occasional rush hour 2, 4 and 5 services also stop here.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem–148th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn late nights) (Rockaway Avenue)[2]
Center track No passenger service
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Pennsylvania Avenue)[3]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
A New Lots Avenue-bound 3 train of R62s passing above Livonia Avenue after leaving Junius Street.

There are two side platforms and three tracks; it is also the only station on the line with a center track, which does not have a third rail and thus can only be used by diesel trains or other non-electric equipment. Just west (railroad north) of the station, a track splits from both the northbound and southbound track, merging to form the center track; this goes through the station and turns south, crossing the southbound track at grade. The track joins with one from the BMT Canarsie Line and heads to the Linden Shops.

Despite the station name, there are no actual entrances to this station on Junius Street. The two street stairs to the station's only mezzanine are a block away on the south side of Livonia Avenue between Powell and Sackman streets. The small, elevated mezzanine/station house beneath the tracks has a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the center of each of the two side platforms. Both platforms have beige windscreens and green canopies that run for the entire length.

This station is the highest point on the New Lots Line, which rises here to pass over the BMT Canarsie Line. At Junius Street, a block from the station entrance, an overpass running parallel to the New Lots Line allows pedestrians on Livonia Avenue to cross over the Long Island Rail Road's open-cut Bay Ridge Branch. This overpass leads to the main entrance of the Livonia Avenue station on the BMT Canarsie Line. There are proposals to convert the overpass into a free-transfer passage between the two stations, due to increasing ridership and plans for additional housing in the area.[4] Money is allocated in the 2015–2019 Capital Program to build this transfer. The station will also be upgraded to become compliant with mobility accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[5] From January 2019 to at least July 2020, a free MetroCard-only transfer between the two stations will be provided due to a rehabilitation of the 14th Street Tunnel.[6][7]

In popular culture[edit]

A scene in the movie Brooklyn's Finest shows Ethan Hawke's character chasing a man up to the stairs of the Junius Street station.

In a scene from the 1992 movie Just Another Girl on the IRT, the main character is seen walking up the stairs, then is later seen on the elevated platform of this station.


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  3. ^ Occasional 2 5 trains also serve this station during rush hours.
  4. ^ Eisinger, Dale W.; Rivoli, Dan (July 6, 2015). "Brooklyn official wants transfer at 2 nearby subway stations in East New York". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "MTA Capital Program 2016-2019: Renew. Enhance. Expand." (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). October 28, 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "The L Train Shutdown: Here's How to Commute Between Brooklyn and Manhattan". DNAinfo New York. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  7. ^ Fitzsimmons, Emma G. (2016-07-25). "L Train Will Shut Down From Manhattan to Brooklyn in ’19 for 18 Months". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 

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