Liberty Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Liberty Avenue
"C" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Cornerstone SDA Liberty n Penn Avs jeh.jpg
Station entrance along the northwest corner of Pennsylvania and Liberty Avenue on the side of the Cornerstone Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Station statistics
Address Liberty Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates 40°40′28″N 73°53′47″W / 40.674357°N 73.896489°W / 40.674357; -73.896489Coordinates: 40°40′28″N 73°53′47″W / 40.674357°N 73.896489°W / 40.674357; -73.896489
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B20, B83
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened November 28, 1948; 68 years ago (1948-11-28)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 920,826[2]Increase 7.3%
Rank 370 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Broadway Junction: A late nights C all except late nights
Next south Van Siclen Avenue: A late nights C all except late nights

Liberty Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Bway Jct
to Van Siclen Av
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (Broadway Junction)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Van Siclen Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
One of the street-level entrances

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks do not have any platforms. Old signs indicate “To Manhattan” and “To Richmond Hill and Ozone Park” and “Public Telephone” (phone booths were originally installed in the station[3] but have since been removed). At platform level there was a wide area under the stairways now used for storage.

Constructed beginning in 1938, this station was an unfinished shell during World War II that couldn't be completed due to material shortages from the war effort. This meant the station got a sightly different tile job and design for the mezzanine compared to the rest of the local stations along the line. This station opened on November 28, 1948 along with the rest of the Fulton Street Line east of East New York to Euclid Avenue.[4][5][6]

Exits[edit]

The exit is in the center with two stairways from each platform to a mezzanine above the platforms. The exits from the mezzanine lead to all four corners of Liberty and Pennsylvania Avenues.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Last Word in Subways and Cars for Boro". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 23, 1948. p. 8. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Trains Roll on $47,000,000 Fulton St. Subway Extension". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 29, 1948. p. 2. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Fulton Subway Stations". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 28, 1948. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Last Word in Subways and Cars for Boro". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 23, 1948. p. 8. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 

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