Myrtle–Willoughby Avenues (IND Crosstown Line)

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Myrtle–Willoughby Avenues
"G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Myrtle–Willoughby Avenues - Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Myrtle Avenue & Marcy Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bedford-Stuyvesant
Coordinates 40°41′41″N 73°56′57″W / 40.694631°N 73.949103°W / 40.694631; -73.949103Coordinates: 40°41′41″N 73°56′57″W / 40.694631°N 73.949103°W / 40.694631; -73.949103
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Crosstown Line
Services       G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B54
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 1, 1937; 79 years ago (July 1, 1937)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2016) 1,887,369[3]Increase 0.6%
Rank 260 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Flushing Avenue: G all times
Next south Bedford–Nostrand Avenues: G all times

Myrtle–Willoughby Avenues is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Myrtle and Marcy Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, it is served by the G train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Flushing Av
to Bedford–Nostrand Avs
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Flushing Avenue)
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Bedford–Nostrand Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Closed Willoughby stair

This underground station opened on July 1, 1937, as part of the extension of the Crosstown Line from Nassau Avenue to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets.[1][4] This station has two tracks and two side platforms.[4] Both platforms have a light green trim line on a darker green border that is cut up into numerous sections due to the large name tablets, which have "MYRTLE - WILLOUGHBY AVE." on two lines in white sans serif font on a dark green background and a lighter green border. There are small directional signs pointing to fare control below the name tablets and station name signs below the trim line that alternate between "MYRTLE" and "WILLOUGHBY," both of which have white lettering on a black tile background. Vent chambers are located on the tile wall. Both platforms have blue I-beam columns at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.


The platforms each have one same-level fare control area at their north ends.[4] The one on the Church Avenue-bound side has a bank of three turnstiles, token booth, and staircase going up to the northwest corner of Marcy and Myrtle Avenues. The one on the Queens-bound side is unstaffed, containing two High Entry/Exit turnstiles and one exit-only turnstile and a short double-wide staircase that goes up to a short landing before a standard perpendicular staircase goes up to the northeast corner of Myrtle and Marcy Avenues.[4][5] Two staircases on both platforms adjacent to fare control go down to a crossunder to allow a free transfer between directions.

Both platforms formerly had another same-level entrance/exit at their south ends and directional signs indicate they led to Willoughby Avenue.[4] The spaces are blocked with chain link fences and some of the single street staircases on each side remain intact.


  1. ^ a b "New Crosstown Subway Line Is Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1937. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 

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